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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 

Did You Know Of The Existence Of THE SHINING MUSICAL?!

Musicals have been around forever. But it seems in the last decade or so, the rise of musicals based on famous horror properties has become extremely popular. And in most cases, they turn what could be serious, dour, scary material into some hilarious parodies. I never found THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS particularly funny until […]

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The Strange Worlds Of David Lynch & Stanley Kubrick Collide In BLUE SHINING!

When it comes to the films of both David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick, cinephiles will always have plenty to examine, discuss and debate. And in both cases, sometimes people like to lovingly pay tribute to these respective auteurs in unusual ways. For example, a few weeks back, we posted a video clip of David Lynch’s […]

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10 MORE Criterion Recommendations

Oh, it’s that glorious time of year again! 2 months out of the year, Barnes & Noble offers the entire Criterion library for half off of the retail price. That’s not to say that Criterion titles aren’t worth the extra cash, but knowing that Barnes & Noble gives us the half off option in August […]

Films Music 

Ten Classic Horror Movies That Scared Me With Sound

We’ve written a great deal about the role of a truly great musical score in crafting a memorable horror film, but today I’m going to dig a little deeper into what makes a movie sound terrifying. Along with dialogue and practical sound effects, there are often dozens of layers to a film’s sound design, and […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Munchkin Suicide And The POWER RANGES CURSE? Hollywood Movie Legends

In Hollywood, rumors can spread like wild fire. From ghostly apparitions appearing on screen to an iconic actor’s haunted car wreaking havoc across the country, these myths and legends are just as grandiose and creative as the productions they originated from. Whether you want to believe them or not, here are 7 popular tales that […]

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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 […]

Music 

NSFW! The 6 Most F-ed Up NINE INCH NAILS Music Videos You’ll Ever See

Ever since their inception in 1988, NINE INCH NAILS has been pushing the boundaries of what can be accomplished both sonically and artistically. From the very beginning, Trent Reznor has always approached all aspects of Nine Inch Nails as a work of art, made all the more apparent by the collaborators he’s chosen for things like album cover […]

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Even Horror Film Locations Can Get Bad YELP Reviews!

Often in horror it’s hard to understand how a certain place can stay in business for so long. One would think establishments that prey on vulnerable guests or hotels that are ridiculously haunted would be hard pressed to find patrons. But, business is always booming in the horror genre because if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t […]

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The True Story Behind the Legendary “Lost Ending” of THE SHINING

Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING has one hell of an ending: maniac Jack Torrance’s frozen grimace, followed by the slow push-in on the antique photograph on the Overlook Hotel wall, is one of the most memorable one-two gut-punches in film history. But Kubrick’s original version of the film included another scene inserted between these two iconic […]

Films Scary Fun 

THE CHICKENING: This Psychotic Poultry-Themed SHINING Remix Will Break Your Brain Forever

The clip you’re about to witness is without a doubt the most bug-shit insane five minutes of video you’ll see all week… no, scratch that. All year. ALL YEAR. THE CHICKENING, a short film by Canadian directing team “Smearballs” — a.k.a. Nick DenBoer and Davy Force — recently annihilated audiences at both TIFF and the […]

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. […]