The 13th Floor

Films 

Why Stephen King Hates Stanley Kubrick’s Version Of THE SHINING

It’s no secret that Stephen King is not a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining.  In 1985 interview with Craig Modderno, King said, “It’s like this great big gorgeous car with no engine in it.”  He reiterated that review (verbatim) as recently as last year.  While it’s never surprising for an author […]

Films 

Five Roger Corman Films Every Horror Fan Should Know

This is going be one of those posts where a geeky old curmudgeon complains about how “kids today just don’t understand.”  Sorry about that… but a few years ago, I was at a horror convention where legendary producer/director Roger Corman was the guest of honor.  Although the convention was huge, Corman’s Q&A was sparsely attended.  […]

Films 

Video Flashback: What It Was Probably Like On The Set Of THE SHINING

This video’s been floating around the web for a long time, and I think we can all arguably agree that it’s probably the single best promotional commercial ever put together in honor of a well respected and revered director. Back in 2008, Channel 4 was planning a Stanley Kubrick retrospective which included 10 of his […]

Comic Books Real Life Scares 

Who Is The Man Who Laughs? The Origin & Shocking Real-Life Inspiration Of THE JOKER!

In May of 1939, the world was introduced to a detective dressed like a bat. Created by the teenaged Bob Kane and the more experienced Bill Finger, Batman exploded onto the scene in DETECTIVE COMICS issue #27. Something of a mirror image to Superman, Batman was a human with no special abilities outside of being […]

Films 

Check Out This Bizarre, Yet Perfect RADIOHEAD / THE SHINING Mashup!

Here’s one of the many reasons I love the Internet. You can randomly stumble upon the unimaginable. Case in point, this video below. For no rhyme or reason, this You Tube user took the RADIOHEAD track “Myxomatosis” from their 2003 album “Hail To The Thief” and perfectly edited it to clips from Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING. […]