Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011)

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Avg Rating: 4 / 5. Voted: 182

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AKA:
Directed by: Ari Aster
Starring: Billy Mayo (Dad), Brandon Greenhouse (Son), Angela Bullock (Mom)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English
Runtime: 00:29:02

About:
This is a short film, so anything mentioned here will just destroy a great experience. The Strange Thing About the Johnsons takes everything you conventionally know about certain situations and flips each moment so wildly on its head, you might even laugh at the power of its irony.

Genres: Short Film, Gay, Old-Young, Domestic Abuse, Family, Incest, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Men

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bifedeboneca
bifedeboneca
April 6, 2024 10:01 am

Spectacular work with the lighting. One of the most disturbing short films I’ve ever watched, the plot isn’t ridiculous too. Genius.

LittleRichard
LittleRichard
March 13, 2024 4:57 pm

Way way way way better than Beau if Afraid.

Solid 7

EdgarSalem
EdgarSalem
February 28, 2024 5:51 am

I imagine this is common with teenage boys and adult women (related and–especially–unrelated).

Meemzmm@gmail.com
Meemzmm@gmail.com
February 18, 2024 2:39 pm

I likes its

Bukowski
Bukowski
January 18, 2024 9:55 am

That was actually pretty fucking good.

niangkl
niangkl
November 19, 2023 4:01 am

i still dont understand what was “wrong” with the johnsons. seems pretty normal to me

Lucas
Lucas
November 3, 2023 8:56 am

these indie site comment sections are fucking wild

dirk thomson
dirk thomson
October 31, 2023 12:18 am

anyone in these comments smoke weed

EffedLizard
EffedLizard
July 27, 2023 2:54 am

Good one to watch with your children

Vampire Cat
Vampire Cat
July 24, 2023 9:52 pm

without watching this I know what the ‘strange thing’ about the Johnsons is.

RJ
RJ
July 20, 2023 4:44 am

This is actually a rather brave and brilliant little film.

PuppyPhoenix
PuppyPhoenix
July 17, 2023 7:39 pm

Horrifying movie. Thanks EUM. You did what you set out to do. The actors in this are sick and I cannot for the life of me understand how Ari Aster was able to convince them that this was okay. I’m sure their families won’t ever be able to look them in the eye again. I had no idea this is the same director that created hereditary but it makes sense because he’s seriously fucked in the head. We definitely need more psychopaths making movies….there was a time I saw my mother naked and I thought nice boobs but did I have wet dreams about her or want to bone her eh no. Human are quite interesting in their lunacy

Steve 101
Steve 101
July 9, 2023 5:46 am

I want to fuck my dad……..if he hadn’t left for cigarettes & never came back all those years ago……i geuss thats why i plow kids now,no father figure & all?

kayden
kayden
July 7, 2023 4:42 am

dont watch this with ur dad- jk i know no one on this site has a dad

Tirade Movie Talk
Tirade Movie Talk
July 7, 2023 4:40 am

I saw this short on YouTube years ago. It changed my respect for short films. One of the best all time.
Favorite line: “You know how I feel about locked doors”

Korekiyo
Korekiyo
May 25, 2023 5:05 am

Wonderful little short film, it was a perfect portrayal of gaslighting and just such a terrible family dynamic. The whole thing was unnerving and I enjoyed it immensely!

smiles
smiles
April 18, 2023 3:00 am

Most effed up thing I have ever seen. I loved it.

sunflower
sunflower
March 12, 2023 6:01 pm

spoilers over here! go watch it first!
“I loved him better than you ever did”???? and the other things he said earlier,,, go gaslight king yas!
yes the plotline is something i would easily see in a manga by Harada, except the ending. that was very girlboss of Ms. Johnson, go qween. i would have expected it to end with hmm the mom hangin’ herself and young Johnson going on with his sick plan, but i guess the father had another plan. i guess that happening let Ms. Johnson have a bit of space to evolve her character, cuz before that she was very passive.

PrawnHub
PrawnHub
January 13, 2023 1:36 am

Am I crying from lunacy or repulsion? Literally crying with laughter at this cuckold dross trolling

Steve
Steve
January 13, 2023 12:48 am

You little crybaby faggots think you can make fun of me? You’re trolling is weak,get a life you pre-teen assholes all you do is whine & spam,your jokes are pathetic so listen & listen very carefully you 12 year old jerk off’s,you are not welcome here,you’re not clever or funny

TRENDY
TRENDY
January 10, 2023 9:58 am

lol what the fuuck

mogwai
mogwai
November 7, 2022 4:05 am

Is that a keloid on/behind the son’s left ear? It’s a growth abnormality of some form

Tachi
Tachi
November 7, 2022 3:34 am

I can’t comprehend how witnessing such devastation encourages someone to turn a blind eye. My own family is dysfunctional and when I became an adult I legally emancipated myself from all of them, but not once did I experience sexual abuse or defective subjectivity such as this.

Marxist Aryan
Marxist Aryan
November 7, 2022 3:18 am

Have you ever just sat and stared at someone, desiring to punch them in the face or blow their stupid head off all the while smiling maniacally?

dtfrisk345
dtfrisk345
October 4, 2022 1:35 pm

This short movie is amazing! I really wish it could’ve lasted longer the acting could use a little work but still heart wrenching and stomach twisting

Zed Man
Zed Man
October 1, 2022 11:43 am

Great little flick. Fitting ending where the mother offs that loser.

BestCriticInHere
BestCriticInHere
September 28, 2022 5:40 am

A dark comedy piece of fucked up shit. 3/5. It’s short, worth watching. Definitely deserve the seal of effedupmovie

GOOD CHRISTIAN
GOOD CHRISTIAN
September 26, 2022 9:05 pm

No stop what no NO NO NO ONONON ONONO NNONO ONONONONOO

coffeecreamer
coffeecreamer
September 22, 2022 7:37 am

good movie

Ye like me cookin?
Ye like me cookin?
September 21, 2022 6:56 pm

Ffs, the son don’t even live there anymore. But just waltz downstairs with your confession without first checking, on New years day, one of the few times he is likely to be there, dumb old fuckdoll

Ceafall
Ceafall
September 20, 2022 5:13 am

Usually, it’s the older one who does the abuse to a child, but it’s the other way around this time. If this indeed happened in reality, how can the victim call for help? Especially if there’s a family secret that shouldn’t be known to the world?

5/5!

MiniKawaiiWorld
MiniKawaiiWorld
September 20, 2022 3:30 am

.This just broke me down to tears. I relate so closely to this situation. This was crazy and hard to swallow when seeing, but at the same time there are life lessons here & also situations that show that those who go through abuse are not alone. It’s so weird to see that in this situation it was the adult who had this horrible feeling so just imagine the children, how them being smaller makes it difficult to fight someone bigger & the physical pain is so excruciating that unless you went through it you won’t know how horrible awful you feel afterwards. This world is crazy & just like an Anaconda, they would eat you alive with out you even not even noticing!¡!¡!¡!¡!¡

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
September 19, 2022 10:05 pm

Excellent.. part of the trilogy series I recall.. portraits of American families which included the world famous UG short.. the mighty Cutting Moments… This is slicker of course and just as terrifying… Another fine slice of societies underbelly and a damcfine short .

ifuckincant
ifuckincant
September 19, 2022 1:41 pm

Wow!! Never seen this one. Ari Aster’s films are so perfectly effed up.

OJ not Simpson
OJ not Simpson
September 19, 2022 9:17 am

Great little flick, and it has an important message for women: start licking your husband’s balls before your son does it for you.

muffles
muffles
September 19, 2022 3:40 am

Gutsy Mother of a film.

Creepy Hollow
Creepy Hollow
September 19, 2022 12:31 am

This one is amazing: acting, atmosphere, etc. Saw it on YouTube twice because it was that good. Glad it’s on the site.

Peter Rose
Peter Rose
September 18, 2022 11:05 pm

This one is effed up for sure.

JamOnToast
JamOnToast
September 18, 2022 8:45 pm

Love this movie ty for uploading it

fred fat
fred fat
September 18, 2022 8:24 pm

sequel is better – strange thing about my johnson