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Community Connection: Jody Kujawa's History with Horror

Movie theater as seen from back row - red seats and walls
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“I’m a bit of a movie snob," says Jody Kujawa. ”It's really hard for me to accept garbage movies - until it gets to any horror films." Regardless of quality, Kujawa is drawn to horror movies, particularly those from the 80s.

Kujawa's history with horror movies goes to back to The Shining. "I was fascinated by it. I was probably six or seven," says Kujawa. But the years have a way of numbing the impact of horror films. Genuine terror isn't as easy to come by for the average rational adult. "I'm always kind of chasing that." Kujawa admits to, not just watching scary movies alone and late at night, but also to cultivating an immersive environment for himself. "I will open all the doors, late at night... and throw in a slasher flick," says Kujawa. "That's about as close as you can get to that true fear."

Kujawa now works as the programmer for the Zinema movie theater in downtown Duluth. This Halloween season he’s slated a number of classic and popular horror films, including a few double feature nights.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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