No contemporary author has seen his work made into more movies and TV shows than Stephen King (and many more, like The Dark Tower, are in the works). The fact that he’s astonishingly prolific is certainly a contributing factor—as is the fact his works, horror and otherwise, tend to feel cinematic even on the page. But…
Fans looking to chase their kids around with an axe now have the perfect place to do that. The Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for the Stephen King novel and Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining, has finally opened its very own hedge maze.
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado has the ... honor of being the inspiration behind The Shining. And as a way to further connect the real hotel to the fictional Overlook Hotel, the management has announced that it will build a a 61,500 square foot hedge maze inspired by the one in Kubrick's film.
Props to IKEA Singapore, this is a great looking ad. But is it asking if the prospect of late night IKEA assemblage is scarier than The Shining? Because I think we all know the answer to that.
We tend to trust an author's judgment when it comes to the quality of an adaptation of his or her books. But sometimes, maybe authors don't always know best, as an essay in AwardsCircuit points out.
Saul Bass is a legend of film design; he storyboarded segments of Spartacus and West Side Story, and created some of the most famous credit sequences every to grace the silver screen. He also designed numerous classic movie posters—although director Stanley Kubrick didn't love all of his designs for The Shining.
If you were dreading The Shining prequel, we have good news for you! Mark Romanek of Never Let Me Go, One Hour Photo and the brilliant but never aired Locke & Key pilot will be directing it. If it's going to get made, we're glad it's with him.
Most horror and dark fantasy movies can't quite stick the landing, when it comes to endings. People survive, or they die. But a few great horror movies actually manage to serve up endings with real weight, and catharsis to them. Which horror or dark fantasy movie has the absolute best ending?
Well, color us intrigued. Gravity and Little Princess director Alfonso Cuarón is rumored to be next in line to direct The Shining prequel. Interesting...
You can also get a matching scarf, ski cap, and sweater.
The animated short Mite may open with a view of The Shining's Overlook Hotel, but it quickly dives into that iconic carpet and unveils another, more alien world, where microscopic beings are only indirectly affected by the horrors above.
I love CineFix retro game versions of movies. Their 1990s Maniac Mansion style remake of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is begging for a real version for iPad. I want to play it. Badly.
Stephen King has made no secret of his dislike for Stanley Kubrick's acclaimed film adaptation of his novel The Shining, and this is usually seen as evidence that King is a control freak who can't appreciate Kubrick's genius. But a brilliant new essay by Laura Miller argues that King actually has a point.
This ad for Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining, titled Dr. Sleep, is short, but it does confirm a few things: 1) Danny Torrence, the young boy from the original novel, is back, 2) his life is still horrible, and 3) somebody's gonna write "REDRUM" on something.
Everybody likes a happy ending... right? Actually, no. Sometimes a happy ending is the absolute wrong thing for a movie, because it throws away everything the film-makers worked to build up throughout the film. Sometimes, a movie has to end with fire, tears or blood. Here are 12 movies that had happy endings, but…
Amongst all of the fashions debuting on the runways of New York fashion week, The Blonds' 2013 fall line was especially Psycho. It was also a bit of The Shining and more than a dash of asylum-chic. It was a fun, if utterly demented show, complete with shower stabbing patterns, a bloody PVC raincoat, and a fur…
The original cut of The Shining contained a short scene after Jack Torrance found himself stuck in the snow featuring Wendy and Danny in the aftermath of their night of terror. But a week after the film's release, director Stanley Kubrick ordered the scene to be cut from all prints of the film and sent back to Warner…
Has being cooped up by the cold, snow, and rain left you feeling like a dull boy or girl? Have you started chatting with phantom bartenders? Are you harboring homicidal feelings toward your loved ones? If so, next time you venture outside, don this cap, inspired by the garish carpet at the Overlook Hotel in Stanley…
You can't do jump-scares in a book. There's no computerized special effects, or actors covered with gruesome makeup and KY jelly. You can always put a book down for a few days. And yet, the creepy prose of horror's greatest writers has the power to hold you trapped in a spell of terror that no film crew can match.
Marc Hagan-Guirey a.k.a Paper Dandy, creates spooky scenes using nothing but paper and scissors. Employing the paper cutting art of kirigami, his "Horrorgami" sculptures recreate haunted houses from classic horror films, and are then blacklit with a spooky glow.