Doctor Sleep’s Mike Flanagan on the Stress of Being Compared to King, Kubrick… and Ready Player One

Filmmaker Mike Flanagan was on the Warner Bros. lot to talk with producers about DC Comics superheroes. He left with a task so big, not even Superman could handle it. Read More >>

7 Things to Remember About The Shining Before Seeing Doctor Sleep

We know. A sequel to The Shining sounds like a terrible idea. And under different circumstances, maybe it would be. But Doctor Sleep, which hits cinemas this week, comes with a stamp of approval not just from Stephen King, who wrote the original books, but the Stanley Kubrick estate, too. Both aided writer-director Mike Flanagan in being as faithful as possible. Read More >>

Doctor Sleep Is a Worthy Invocation of The Shining’s Legacy

If remaking a classic movie is the worst idea, an unnecessary sequel is a close second. Sometimes it’s just better to leave well enough alone. And while that may be your first reaction when you think about Doctor Sleep, a sequel to both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, check that sentiment right now. Doctor Sleep may not be “necessary,” per se, but it’s highly engaging and entertaining on almost every level, and that makes it absolutely worthwhile. Read More >>

The Final Trailer for Doctor Sleep Is Ready to Go Back to the Overlook Hotel

“There’s a place...” One of the scariest places in fiction, a place of power and terror and one awful dad. That’s right, Doctor Sleep is gearing up to go back to the Overlook. Read More >>

After The Nun, Here Are 5 More Horror Characters Who Deserve Spin-Off Movies

The Nun, a prequel delving into the antagonist first introduced in The Conjuring 2, is scaring audiences in cinemas now—just the latest project spawned by the spooky franchise (lest we forget, a third Annabelle movie is now in the works). Now that horror spinoffs are all the rage, we have a few suggestions beyond the Conjuring films for Hollywood to consider. Read More >>

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How The Shining’s Camera Creates Constant Unease

The Shining is a brilliant film, and it’s a scary film, and those two things are for the same reason. Read More >>

Break Out the Redrum, Ewan McGregor May Play Danny in the Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep

What happened to Danny Torrance after his father tried to kill him in The Shining? Stephen King tackled that very question in his 2013 novel Doctor Sleep — and now, Ewan McGregor is in talks to play Danny in the film version of the story. Read More >>

Here’s How Steven Spielberg and ILM Recreated That Movie for Ready Player One

Whether you loved or hated Ready Player One, odds are you were still amazed by the second challenge—yes, that scene—even if you were just wondering how the hell even someone like director Steven Spielberg pulled off something so impossible. Now we know. Read More >>

The Shining’s Hotel Wants You To Design Its Scary New Hedge Maze

You've probably heard of the Stanley Hotel. This century-old landmark in Estes Park, Colorado, is the spooky spot that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining after he and his wife stayed there. Yet Stanley Kubrick didn't actually film his big-screen adaptation at the Stanley Hotel at all – the exterior shots were actually taken at the palatial Timberline Lodge in Oregon. Read More >>

This Creepy Halloween Ad From Ikea is Just Perfect, Danny

Ikea, in general, is a frightening place, a bizarre isolated world unto itself filled with sad, desperate people. Sometimes I feel like I'll never make it out of that maze alive. That's what makes this ad from Ikea Singapore, promoting its late-night shopping hours, one of the best Halloween ads I've ever seen. Read More >>

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Take a Fascinating Tour Behind the Scenes of The Shining

What was it like working on the set of legendary film director Stanley Kubrick as he adapted The Shining, Stephen King's bestselling horror story, to the silver screen? If these cast and crew interviews from the new documentary Staircases to Nowhere, are any indication, the answer is: pretty dang awesome. Read More >>

Print Your Own Insane The Shining-Like Manuscript Without Going Crazy

Stanley Kubrick's take on Stephen King's The Shining is all an all-around creepfest. And one of the more unsettling scenes is when the "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" manuscript is finally revealed. Fueled by a slow descent into insanity it took Jack weeks to write, but thanks to the Shine-O-Matic, you can make your own in just a few seconds. Read More >>