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An Interview with Sandy Johnson, Star of Pareidolia

by Mike Haberfelner

August 2023

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Your movie Pareidolia - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your character in it?


Pareidolia is about the concept of the same name. It's when you think you see something that really isn't there. Like seeing a face in a cliff or an eagle in a cloud. The film takes this idea to a darker place though, where the mind becomes confused about what is or isn't real. So the question becomes can the mind actually create something real from its imagination? Real enough to murder or is it just the person's fear that kills them? 


My character is Micki Myers, a late night radio DJ. She has a sultry voice that keeps her listeners tuned in. She enjoys visiting with them through calls and fulfilling their song requests. 


What did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much Sandy Johnson can we find in Micki Myers?


I have always loved radio programs with charismatic personalities and I am a night owl by nature. At a younger age, I would often feel lonely at night so I can relate to lonely listeners. I have enjoyed playing several sensual roles in prior films and was able to bring this to Micki. In addition to drawing from myself, I also drew from Adrienne Barbeau in The Fog and Jessica Walker in Play Misty for Me. Both had sexy, late night voices.


To what extent can you identify with Pareidolia's approach to horror?


I definitely identify to this approach to horror. Psychological thrillers are my favorite genre. The lighting, music, acting and emotional tension are what scares me. I don't require blood to be afraid.


How did you get involved with the project in the first place, what drew you to it?


I became online friends with Stuart Morriss from Misty Moon [Stuart Morriss interview - click here]. I was a virtual judge for his film festival a few years ago. We have shared many conversations about his film and theatrical projects, as well as his lovely cottage home. He had mentioned along the way he would like to use me in a film. Being in the US makes it difficult, but Pareidolia offered a unique opportunity for me to play a virtual role.


What can you tell us about Pareidolia's director Aaron Truss [Aaron Truss interview - click here], and what was your collaboration like?


Aaron described the role as that similar to the DJ in The Fog. I was able to view a trailer for Pareidolia which gave me a feel for the film. We discussed the role thru online chat and recorded it a few different ways. In addition, we recorded some extra lines that could be used for marketing. I enjoyed working with the Q-Cumber team.


Since yours is only a voiceover role - did you at all travel to the UK to do your lines or did you record remotely? And what can you tell us about the recording session?


I didn't travel to the UK. We filmed through Zoom in the comfort of my office. I do have a professional microphone so we were able to get a good quality recording.


Any future projects you'd like to share?


I will be doing a film called The Executioner this fall in Florida. I play a psychiatrist who is trying to help a young boy suffering from recurrent nightmares after the murder of his father. Its a great role and I am very excited about it. I also finished up a film that is in post production called Vulpes: The Lust for Revenge. It is a Hungarian film that should be released later this year. It was also a virtual role. In addition, I will be attending seven horror conventions this year, both domestic and international. Including Weekend of Hell in Germany and Nightmare at the Falls in Canada.


What got you into acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?


I started taking drama, dance, dance production, play production, etc. throughout my school years. Once I graduated high school, I went on to take improvisation, pantomime and acting classes at college and through the Hollywood studios. I still take some private acting lessons virtually.


Since many of my readers are horror fans, you just have to talk about your involvement with Halloween for a bit!


I was cast as Judith Myers, Michael Myers sister in the original Halloween 1978. I was with the Playboy Agency when John Carpenter reached out to me for an interview. I was very excited to get the role as it was a new type of film for me. I had only done comedies before. We shot my scene in two takes after considerable practice earlier in the day. I am so proud to be the actress that was selected. Working with John Carpenter and Debra Hill was amazing. Visiting horror cons and meeting with fans is one of the highlights of my life.


What can you tell us about the rest your filmwork prior to Pareidolia?


I did a few comedies, outside of the horror films Halloween 78 and Halloween 2018. They included Jokes My Folks Never Told Me where I played a farmer's daughter, Gas Pump Girls where I portrayed a sexy gas station attendant, HOTS where I was a stuck up sorority girl, and a 3-D film called Surfer Girls.


After doing a handful of movies in the late 1970s, your career went on a bit of a hiatus until now - why was that, and what lured you back to the filmworld?


I lost both of my parents to cancer soon after I started making films. The grief was almost unbearable. My first husband and I moved to Oregon to find solitude. But unfortunately, we were divorced soon after. I then went back to Texas to be with my sisters. Where I proceeded to attain a BS, Masters and PHD while teaching special needs children. In 2018, I received a message from my current agent Rick Henriques who wanted me to be his client and attend signings at horror cons. I fell in love with conventions so my husband and I travel together to all the ones I am invited to. Some of the fans suggested I should get back in movies, so I have begun the process. I am very excited to be able to act again.


How would you describe yourself as an actress?


I draw from personal experience or from others' experiences. My life has many threads flowing through it so it serves as a rich source to pull from. I am always learning and watching to see how great actors portray their roles. I love to immerse myself in new roles and develop just the right character.


Actresses (and indeed actors) who inspire you?


I admire Jennifer Carpenter from Dexter, Jack Nicholson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and so many others.


Your favourite movies?


The Shining, Psycho, Fried Green Tomatoes, Scream, Halloween 78, Halloween 2018, The Rear Window, The Other.


... and of course, films you really deplore?


Generally I don't like any films where there is cruelty or death to animals. So I had some issues with Pet Sematary.


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Anything else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?


Just that I feel really blessed to be connected to so many fans and now having the opportunity to attend cons and make films.


Thanks for the interview!


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