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There are two nearly undeniable truths about Stanley Kubrick version of Stephen Kingís The Shining. One is that The Shining is an absolutely terrifying horror movie. The other is that Stephen King hates that movie with the fiery passion of 1,000 burning suns.
More often than not, major film productions are able to get through weeks/months of work without any major roadblocks or stumbles, but every so often we hear about certain movies that seem like magnets for trouble.
Imagine if The Shining spent a summer following the Grateful Dead around living on nothing but mushrooms and LSD. And if that had a bad trip, I suspect it would look something like The Chickening.
By this point we're all well aware of just how clever Pixar movies are. These emotionally engaging stories are full of intricate themes and crammed with references to other movies, a fact celebrated in this new compilation video.
Horror fans love to argue about which of their favorite movies is the scariest, but a bunch of experts got together and came up with what very well may be the definitive list.
Writer/director Guillermo del Toro will be unleashing his own vision of the gothic haunted house story this weekend with the release of Crimson Peak, and itís inspired us to look back at the history of the subgenre and highlight some of the most creative and horrific that weíve seen in decades past. Read onÖ if you dare!
The Shining is a lot of things to a lot of people, but at least we can all agree it's a pretty good movie. That said, what's the truth behind those conspiracy theories surrounding the film's message?
There is little debate or question that Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick are two of the greatest filmmakers to ever walk this earth. But what may surprise you is that the styles of their respective films work work rather tremendously together - as seen in this awesome new super cut.
For anyone who just canít get through The Shining without imagining how the lady in the bathroomís scene would have gone as a toe-tapper, youíre not alone, as writer/director Joe Lovero has created a new musical based on Stanley Kubrick's chilling film.
Maybe Stephen King should call his lawyers, because one movie fan claims that Disney's Frozen is actually a remake of The Shining.
There has been some real garbage movies made from Stephen King books. (Dreamcatcher and Sleepwalkers come to mind.) But no matter how many years pass, the author behind Carrie, Christine and Pet Cemetery still loathes the best-regarded horror movie based on his works. King still can't stand Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.
Martin Scorsese has selected the 11 scariest horror films in the history of cinema. And because he is Martin Scorsese everyone should instantly sit down, shut up and start taking notes. But whatís number 1?
It's amazing what a bit of clever editing, some title cards, and a hint of slo-mo can do. In this recut trailer for The Princess Bride, these elements blend to turn a romantic fantasy that was fit for children of all ages into a horror movie in the vein of Single White Female or Dressed To Kill.
But on the other hand, a prequel to The Shining isn't like a prequel to, say, Star Wars or The Thing. There aren't exactly choice puzzle pieces that need to fit into place. If the script has ambition, The Overlook Hotel could be a blank slate for any filmmaker with a bit of imagination.
Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is not only one of the director's greatest works, but also easily one of the best horror movies ever made. Its style and featured performances are as affecting today as they were when the movie first came out, and it will remain that way forever. Its quality has allowed the movie to develop a legion of fans over the years, and now Mondo is giving all of those fans a very special way to express their love.
Getting a movie made is hard. Itís an expensive, sometimes demoralizing endeavor that often involves casting changes, periods of turnaround and multiple years. In short, itís almost always a fiasco, but as Saving Mr. Banks illustrates, fiasco is a relative term.
Rather than using the structure from the Final Fantasy series that many of these spoofs utilize, The Shining is taken straight from Lucasfilmís 1987 surreal classic Maniac Mansion, literally right down to some of the settings. It remains one of my favorite games of all times, and is truly the best way to portray the Overlook Hotel,
Glen Mazzara has spent the last couple years embedded in the world of zombies, serving as the showrunner on the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead, but now he's getting ready to move over to a completely different horror subgenre: haunted hotels.
At every film festival there's a movie that gets people excited and has them swearing that you HAVE to see it there, because it may never find its way to theaters. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that movie was Room 237, Rodney Ascher's documentary that gave a very certain group of The Shining fanatics a chance to share their theories with the world
Who are the 101 Greatest Movie Villains? One movie fan came up with their own list, but rather than merely naming them one by one, they put together a supercut of some memorable movie scenes celebrating their choices for the biggest and best baddies from movie history, from Scar to Nosferatu to Chuckie and The Joker. See if your favorites made the cut.