HBO Max has handed out three production commitments to one-hour dramas from Bad Robot Productions, including one set in the "Justice League Dark" universe. In addition, HBO Max and Bad Robot have teamed on the series "Overlook," inspired by Stephen King's "The Shining," and "Duster," an original drama co-written by LaToya Morgan and Bad Robot's […]
"Doctor Sleep" Mike Flanagan offers two very good reasons why Jack Nicholson does not reprise the role of Jack Torrance in the new sequel to "The Shining."
The filmmakers behind horror claim they've broken the all-time record for blood use in a film, surpassing such Stephen King films as "The Shining" and "Carrie." Jessica Chastain was covered in most of it.
“Jurassic Park,” “My Fair Lady,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Shining” were among the 25 American films inducted into the National Film Registry, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Wednesday. “The National Film Registry turns 30 this year and for those three decades, we have been recognizing, celebrating and preserving this distinctive medium,” Hayden said.
Stanley Kubrick's right-hand man Leon Vitali explains how they executed the classic "elevator of blood" moment in "The Shining" — and why the legendary director refused to be on set during the filming of the scene.
"Ready Player One" screenwriter Zak Penn reveals Parzival and friends originally ventured into the world of "Blade Runner" for the film's second challenge.
We figured Steven Spielberg would've had his cast watch '80s movies like "Back to the Future" and "Weird Science." We were wrong.
Warner Bros. has launched development of Stephen King’s 2013 horror novel “Doctor Sleep,” a sequel to King’s iconic 1977 story “The Shining.” The studio has hired “Oculus” director Mike Flanagan to helm and rewrite the script originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman. Flanagan’s producing partner Trevor Macy will produce, along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg. Goldsman […]
Some of the most iconic settings from Hollywood horror classics belong not to the movie set but to the real world. Here are some you can visit yourself.
Come every Halloween, amusement parks across the country revamp their rides to up the fear factor. No place does it better than Universal Studios Hollywood, whose annual Halloween Horror Nights taps into some of the freakiest movies ever made and transforms them into a variety of fright-inducing attractions. This year’s edition, which opens to the public on Friday, draws inspiration from The Shining, Evil Dead, Saw, The Purge, Insidious, and The Walking Dead, as well as additional jump scares courtesy of such iconic movie monsters as Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Chucky. Yahoo Movies got a sneak peek at two of the chilling mazes, based on The Shining and the Insidious series, courtesy of Universal’s creative director, John Murdy, the man who delights in scaring you silly. Click through for a behind-the-scenes tour:
What if Bart Simpson played the kid in "The Sixth Sense," "Home Alone," "The Shining," "E.T.," and other movies? Thanks to Nancy Cartwright, now we know!
A new tweet from the master of the macabre confirms the author won't put this widely beloved adaptation in his own top 5
There are few horror movie locales more famous than — or as chilling/thrilling to visit as — The Timberline Lodge, located in Government Camp, Oregon, on Mount Hood. The building was used by Stanley Kubrick for exterior shots of The Overlook Hotel in his 1980 Stephen King adaptation, The Shining, and thus seems a natural choice to play host to its own film festival featuring new and classic horror favorites, and that’s just what it’ll do next spring.
If it were simply the cinematic equivalent of a Reddit thread for rabid Stanley Kubrick cultists, Room 237 would be a one-joke movie. But the triumph of director Rodney Ascher’s beautifully constructed essay film about the legendary director’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining is the way it taps into a specific kind of movie madness that travels well beyond the confines of the Overlook Hotel. ...
Beyoncé’s Lemonade is getting all kinds of love this week, but there’s another visual album now playing that deserves some shine. That would be The Impossible Kid from New York emcee Aesop Rock (not to be confused with A$AP Rocky, please), who enlisted director Rob Shaw to produce a shot-for-shot remake of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining using miniature dolls (are those Fisher-Price’s Little People?) and sets.
The Chickening, a five-minute film that’s been making the festival rounds, has just landed on the Internet — and once you’ve watched it, you’ll definitely be wondering “What the cluck?” Nick DenBoer and Davy Force’s completely bonkers movie (which played at Sundance yesterday) takes footage from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and re-edits it with layers upon layers of digital effects and animation. In The Chickening, the sinister Overlook Hotel from The Shining becomes Charbay’s Chicken World, “the largest fast foot entertainment complex in North America,” where Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) is hired to be the night manager. It should surprise no one that directors, co-writers, and animators DenBoer and Force have been involved with the edgier side of animated film for years, contributing to Adult Swim, Mondo Media, and Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation.
Organizers in Colorado are planning to build what is being called the world’s first horror-themed museum, and they’ve got the perfect venue: the Stanley Hotel, which famously inspired guest Stephen King to create The Overlook Hotel in his 1977 bestseller The Shining, the source for Stanley Kubrick’s seminal 1980 cinematic chiller. The Stanley Hotel is located in the resort-filled Estes Park, Colorado, home of the Rocky Mountain National Park and located 70 miles northwest of Denver. The Stanley Hotel (StanleyHotel.com) King stayed at the Stanley while on vacation with his wife in 1974, and a nightmare he had during the stay sparked the idea for The Shining.
The thought of Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States is enough to scare the hair right off of some people. And the Photoshop aces on DesignCrowd have taken that Trump fear factor a few steps further — churning out over 100 images of the gaudy real estate mogul in scenes from iconic horror movies. Inspired by a photo of Trump terrorizing a knife-wielding Shelley Duvall in a meme from The Shining that went viral a few weeks ago, the Australian design firm crowd-sourced 124 similarly themed designs in an online contest. The winner, from a designer named Omee, was simple but inspired, adding Trump’s reflection to a glass door opposite a horrified Drew Barrymore in the first Scream.
In the final shots of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, the audience sees the corpse of Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) frozen to death in the hedge maze where he tried to kill his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and young son Danny (Danny Lloyd). Then the camera moves to a vintage photograph on the wall of The Overlook Hotel, which inexplicably includes Jack among the 1920s revelers.
What is it with Disney movies and conspiracy theories? Following years years of Hidden Mickeys, Pizza Planet trucks, and A113s, we have seen an uptick in dot-connecting in recent months, with hypotheses like Frozen, Little Mermaid, and Tangled all existing within the same universe and Andy’s mom being Jesse’s original owner in Toy Story. Then there’s the brave soul named John Negroni who penned a treatise on how all of the Pixar movies are interconnected.
With a résumé that included 'Dr. Strangelove,' '2001: A Space Odyssey,' 'A Clockwork Orange,' and 'The Shining,' Stanley Kubrick’s spot in the Hollywood pantheon was secured long ago. The late American auteur, who died in 1999, remains such a towering force that his work continues to live on in fun and fascinating ways.