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‘The Shining’ Coming To Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights
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The Shining Halloween Horror Nights

Summer might be just rolling in, but for many of us it’s just the final stretch of time to pass before fall and the Halloween season returns to us once again.

While we wait, dreaming of falling leaves and scary flicks on a chilly night, Universal has revealed that Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining will be a part of their Halloween Horror Nights festivities this year.

More on the news and a brief announcement video can be found below.

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What Makes Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ So Darn Creepy? (Video)
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Stanley Kubrick's The Shining

Director Stanley Kubrick‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s horror classic The Shining is a terrifying movie, everyone knows this. But what makes the movie so scary, so unsettling, so darn creepy?

YouTube channel Lessons From the Screenplay dives into the film in a new video titled “The Shining — Quietly Going Insane Together.” The video touches on Kubrick and co-writer Diane Johnson‘s process in crafting it, before moving on to what exactly makes it so creepy.

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Retro Movie Review: The Shining (1980) – Fathom Events
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The Shining Fathom Events

The Shining
Available now on Blu-ray
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers
Warner Brothers
Not Rated | 146 Minutes
Original Release Date: June 13th, 1980
Fathom Events Screening: October 23, 2016

October is horror movie month. If you ask horror fans to rank the scariest movies of all time, one movie guaranteed to make almost every list is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Controversial in his “loose” adaptation of Stephen King’s source material, Kubrick’s film was under-appreciated at the time of its 1980 release, actually procuring two Razzie Award nominations, including one for Kubrick himself. Over time though, The Shining has found its rightful place in horror’s pantheon of greats. This month, Fathom Events, Warner Brothers, and Turner Classic Movies came together to bring The Shining back to movie screens near you for one more day only, Wednesday, October 26th, as part of TCM’s Big Screen Classics series. The first of two days showcasing The Shining was Sunday.

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Fathom Events: ‘The Shining’ Returning To Theaters
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The Shining Fathom Events

For two days, later this month right in time for Halloween, movie fans will be able to gleefully yell, “HERE’S JOHNNY!” I am horror movie super fan, so it is with great love and respect for the genre that I call The Shining one of the scariest films of all time. Acclaimed Oscar-nominated director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Shining will return to theaters for two days only.

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Must See: Filming Of ‘The Shining’ Re-Created In Stanley Kubrick POV Video
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The Shining Re-creation

Fans of director Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining are sure to love this video. Those who haven’t already seen it, that is.

The video was made to promote a season of Kubrick movies that were to air on a UK TV station called More4, and it’s presented from Kubrick’s point of view as he makes his way through some of the various sets of The Shining, all re-created just for this promo, while the movie is being filmed. It’s one of the cooler promos I’ve ever seen, a one-shot walkthrough filled to the brim with familiar locations and props and characters from the film. Though brand new to me, you can image my shock to discover it’s actually from EIGHT years ago. Yikes. Either I was on one of my many incredible time traveling adventures, or the internet dropped the ball on this one. Hey, times were tough back then. It wasn’t easy to go viral unless you had a video of a kitten with sleepy eyes farting Schubert’s “Ave Maria.”

So if you’re like me and you’ve somehow never seen this little hidden gem, be sure to click on over to the other side to check it out.

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Producer James Vanderbilt Talks ‘The Shining’ Prequel ‘Overlook Hotel’
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A prequel to director Stanley Kubrick’s movie adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Shining, titled Overlook Hotel, is still on the way and is currently being developed at Warner Brothers. The movie is written by Glen Mazzara, former showrunner of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and it is set to be directed by Mark Romanek, who previously directed One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go, and the pilot for the Locke & Key TV series that never came to be.

The Rundown, Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man,, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer James Vanderbilt, who is a producer on the Shining prequel, spoke recently about it and had nothing but praise for Mazzara and Romanek and the way the movie is shaping up. See what he had to say below.

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IKEA Re-Creates Scene From ‘The Shining’ For Halloween Commercial (Video)
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The Shining Image (1980)

IKEA is in the Halloween spirit, as can be seen in the furniture store’s latest commercial.

The commercial is a homage to the late Stanley Kubrick’s classic adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining, recreating the famous scene in which Danny rides around the Overlook Hotel on his Big Wheel tricycle before coming face-to-face with those nightmare-inducing ghost twins.

You can watch the commercial below.

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Happy Birthday Stephen King! Encore Celebrates With September Marathon!
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Encore Presents The Stephen King Collection

Stephen King‘s birthday is September 21st, but it’s the fans who will receive gifts! Encore TV will show one Stephen King movie a night (sometimes one part a night) through September 30th, and on Mr. King’s actual birthday there will be an all-day marathon starting at 8AM.

Check out the full schedule here below.

It is not every Stephen King movie and there are some notable ones missing, but if every single one was my favorite, I would not leave the house in September at all! You do get to enjoy The Running Man with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the worst game show ever, and Secret Window with Johnny Depp as an author accused of plagiarism and then terrorized for it by an excellent John Turturro. Salem’s Lot scared the crap out of me as a kid. Why was I watching Salem’s Lot as a kid? Oh yeah — it was 1979.

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Blu-ray Review: Room 237
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Room 237 (2013) Blu-ray cover artRoom 237
Blu-ray
Directed by Rodney Ascher
Starring Bill Blakemoor, Geoffrey Cocks, and Juli Kearns
IFC Midnight/MPI Home Video
Release Date: September 24, 2013

Even though I tend not to believe most fan theories regarding hidden details and messages in certain classic films I have to appreciate the imagination and insight that goes into their creation. It’s amazing when your love of a movie inspires you to look at it again with a modestly skewed perspective to see what you may have missed before, and then to try and interpret what it all means. I may not buy into the theory that Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon functions as an alternate soundtrack to The Wizard of Oz, but for every five people who are told that same theory for the first time at least one of them will sneak away from the others to their nearest Barnes & Noble to grab the Moon CD and Oz DVD so they can test it out for themselves.

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Streaming Review: Room 237
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Room 237 posterRoom 237
Netflix | Amazon | Google Play | iTunes | SEN | Xbox | YouTube
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Rodney Ascher
Starring Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen King, Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall
IFC Films
Originally Released: January 23, 2012

If you haven’t checked it out yet, my fellow G.O.D. standing for the horror fans, FamousMonster, put together an awesome 31 Days of Horror list to get you all ready for Halloween this year. While running through his list, I came across one film that grabbed my consideration immediately, for I had not seen it before: Room 237.

That’s because it’s a documentary, and not a horror flick. Not that I do not watch documentaries (I like a doco thing), but I’d just never seen it before. Room 237’s mission is simple – get in touch with as many Stanley Kubrick enthusiasts as possible and ask them to deliver their differed and in-depth interpretations of the filmmaker’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining.

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