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Dan Harmon writes to Kelly Oxford’s kid, re MONSTER HOUSE

…after MONSTER HOUSE gave her nightmares:

Dear Salinger:


Your Mom told me about Monster House scaring you. It sounds like one of the things that upset you is the fact that the house kept wanting to hurt people even after nobody wanted to hurt it anymore.

I will tell you a secret that sounds so silly, you might not believe it, but this is true: I never finished writing Monster House before my bosses turned it into a movie. And then different writers, people I don’t even know, changed the story in lots of ways, and the movie that you saw was not the story I wanted to tell you.

I think a good story, even if it is sad or scary while you’re watching it, should always make you a little less scared after you’ve seen it. Because even a scary story, if it’s a good scary story, takes us into strange, dark places that don’t make sense at first, and helps us see that they do make sense, and are therefore not so scary.

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    There are at least five things about this story I love before you even get to the part where it’s someone doing...
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    This is why Dan Harmon is one of my favorite people in the world.
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    Man this is great, I feel like “precious” might be the right word to describe it. Full disclosure I’m a really big Dan...
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