“The Shining” vs. “Doctor Sleep”

There’s no shortage of sequels to classic films being released decades later.  And while they’re mostly met with apprehension at best and hatred at worst, not all of them have the creator of the original property behind them. Stephen King famously despised the 1980 Stanley Kubrick adaptation of The Shining (and even did his own TV version in 1997), but he shocked the world when … Continue reading “The Shining” vs. “Doctor Sleep”

Reacting to the Original Reviews of “The Shining” from 1980 [VIDEO]

Considered by many to be among the greatest horror films ever made, The Shining‘s significance in horror and pop culture can’t be overstated.  Upon its release in May of 1980 however, critics weren’t very kind to it. For many, they simply didn’t get what Kubrick was trying to do, and judged it by conventional film standards (and there’s absolutely nothing conventional about that movie). So, … Continue reading Reacting to the Original Reviews of “The Shining” from 1980 [VIDEO]

“Doctor Sleep” – Movie Review

The Shining remains one of the most iconic horror films (and novels) ever written, lasting decades and transcending not just horror fandom, but pop culture in general.  So following up this iconic story was no easy task, not even for Stephen King. But after years of wondering what ever happened to Danny Torrance, King did we he does best and in 2013 published “Doctor Sleep”.  … Continue reading “Doctor Sleep” – Movie Review