October 31st, 2008
01:49 PM ET

Joe Johns: I loved the cape and the fangs

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Editor's Note: Happy Halloween! We asked some of our favorite CNN personalities to share with us their Halloween memories. We asked them a few 'Trick or Treat' questions.... here's what they had to say:

Joe Johns | BIO
CNN Correspondent

Favorite Halloween costume as a kid?

My favorite costume as a kid (elementary school) had to be Dracula. I loved the cape and the fangs and 'hypnotizing' girls I had a crush on. I was very vampire when I was a kid. If I had grown up much later than I did I would have been very attracted to the Gothic scene!

Favorite scary movie?

Favorite movie was the old black and white Dracula with Béla Lugosi. There are pics of me in high school because I actually played Dracula in my high school play (I was the only one who who could do a poor imitation of a Romanian accent. But those are too sensitive to be released!

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  1. Annie Kate

    I certainly hope you do your news reports tonight as Dracula. I'm looking forward to some interesting news presentations tonight! Your vampire teeth are just awesome.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    October 31, 2008 at 7:01 pm |
  2. Franky

    You know, speaking of Halloween, I was just hearing this Exorcist reality show is gonna come out. First of all, all I wanna say to people don't pay attention to it! I'm not saying that if you don't believe in a God you have no right to see or whatever, all I'm saying is why are gonna mess with God's abilities? if you guys wanna hear scary or curses, I have PLENTY of stories that literally won't scare you but question life! I don't need to remind people what many generations ago my ancestors would do. I ain't gonna go there and trust me, I ain't gonna bother telling people stories...TRUST ME, even the boys wanna hear stories but I don't go there...

    I'm telling you, my family goes back as many, many centuries. You think is "cool" to be talking about curses, right? You know, maybe I should tell stories about my ancestors...and TRUST ME, don't mess with God's abilities...plus, God only hooked up 2 people...Moi and Colt McCoy! I mean, have you seen that kid?! He is not flashy, or potent etc. That kid definitely got hooked up by God! LOL!!

    Later guys, my little niece is gonna use the computer. She's lucky that my sister ain't here now! LOL!!! Plus, I'm gonna play some videogames! LOL!! Later guys!

    October 31, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  3. Presley

    "Fangs" for sharing....ahahaha, I kill me.
    I used to be pseudo gothy, I can still smell Patchouli and Cloves in my attic.

    These are funny stories from all of you.

    October 31, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  4. Gisselle - Houston, Texas

    OMG Joe you're too funny! Are you going to be dressed up like Dracula today? CNN rocks! Happy Halloween!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  5. Susan

    Favorite scarey movie was House on Haunted Hill, not very scary now (saw it again recently) but as a kid, it was the first scary movie I was allowed to see and it scared me out of wanting to see scary movies... oh for simpler times when just things that go bump in the night scared us.. now we got scary politicians like McCain and Palin to REALLY scare us!

    October 31, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  6. Cindy

    AWW...come on Joe, you've got to release those tapes to let us see your great Romanian accent! It can't be that bad! LOL

    I dressed up as Dracula one year. I loved it because you could put that fake blood all over ya and stuff. I was one who had been stabbed with a stake! LOL


    October 31, 2008 at 2:05 pm |