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Pop-up Movie Facts: The Shining (video)

Stanley Kubrick 's adaptation of Stephen King 's THE SHINING has long been revered as a horror classic, bringing forth numerous conspiracy theories, connections, and more after repeat viewings. The film has left us with many iconic scenes, many of which have become a part of pop-culture lore at this point, especially Jack Nicholson 's brilliantly crazy performance. Now,...
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Why It Works: The Shining

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** October is almost upon us, giving us an excuse to head down some of the darker, more unsettling corridors of cinema. Both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick are regarded as masters...
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Cool Videos: The Chickening

Every once in awhile, when a cool short film passes my desk, I try to make it a point to bring it to you and give you the opportunity to experience something interesting and unique that you otherwise might not have seen. Today I don't know that you'll ever see anything quite like THE CHICKENING - not later in the evening, not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, not next...
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Overlook Hotel producer says The Shining prequel is completely its own film

Last year Warner Bros. hired NEVER LET ME GO and ONE HOUR PHOTO director Mark Romanek to helm its THE SHINING prequel THE OVERLOOK HOTEL, which has given me hope for the project, but I'm still not completely sold on the film. During a conversation with Collider , producer James Vanderbilt (who also wrote and directed the upcoming political drama TRUTH ) said Romanek's...
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Stephen King thinks The Shining documentary Room 237 is "academic bullsh*t"

Most of you probably know author Stephen King isn't a fan of Stanley Kubrick 's THE SHINING adaptation, but he also didn't care for the recent documentary involving the horror movie. Rodney Ascher 's ROOM 237 explores different theories about THE SHINING, and in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, King says he had to turn it off after watching half of the...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net:Dracula, The Shining, Walking Dead

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass artwork of some great...
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Directors chosen for a prequel to The Shining and a sequel to The Ring

It looks like a couple of horror film projects are beginning to gain some traction, as directors have been announced for both. First up is THE OVERLOOK HOTEL. For fans of the film/book, you already know that's pertaining to THE SHINING. The film will evidently tell the origin story of the hotel during the era of its first owner, Bob T. Watson. Mark Romanek is being tapped to direct the...
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Alfonso Cuaron may direct Warner Bros' Shining prequel The Overlook Hotel

Alfonso Cuaron, per usual, is being linked with tons of projects. Part of the benefit of directing a lauded movie like GRAVITY means that every major film that needs a high caliber director will be linked to you. First it was the HARRY POTTER spin-off FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM and now it is a prequel to THE SHINING. Consider this nothing more than a rumor for now, but...
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Cool Videos: Watch the only Shining documentary endorsed by Kubrick and WB

While last year's ROOM 237 may have been the documentary about THE SHINING that got all of the publicity, it was not officially sanctioned by Warner Bros or the estate of director Stanley Kubrick . It was also primarily focused on the numerous theories about the meaning of the film rather than about the making of the film itself. If you want that info, you should check out Staircases...
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John Cusack wants the lead in the adaptation of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

John Cusack has not exactly been the A-list star he used to be. His last big studio film was the lackluster THE RAVEN. He has steadily appeared in a lot of movies in supporting roles including THE PAPERBOY and GRAND PIANO, but nothing quite on par with his career resurgence in the late 1990s. But, Cusack did find moderate success in the Stephen King hotel horror movie 1408 and is...
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Former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara to write the prequel to The Shining

Stephen King 's THE SHINING is having quite the renaissance these days. The documentary on the Stanley Kubrick film, ROOM 237, was recently released and King himself penned a sequel to his novel, DOCTOR SLEEP, set for release later this year. Now we are getting news that Warner Bros. is planning a prequel film entitled THE OVERLOOK HOTEL. Deadline reports that Glen Mazzara, the...
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What happens after the events of The Shining? Stephen King reveals the release date for the sequel

As some of you may already know, Stephen King has been working on a sequel to his novel, The Shining . The story follows Danny Torrance, who is now 44-years old and living in upstate New York. Danny is, "a hospice worker who uses his powers to help ill patients to pass away without pain. Unfortunately, he runs afoul of a gang of wandering psychic vampires (called The Tribe) who...
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