“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”

“The Haunting of Bly Manor” Review

2018’s The Haunting of Hill House seemed to take the world by storm.  Mike Flanagan (of Oculus and Doctor Sleep fame) retold an old horror classic with an emphasis on character arcs and childhood trauma, and the final result was pretty well received. So of course a follow up was demanded, and this year’s The Haunting of Bly Manor serves as the unofficial second season … Continue reading “The Haunting of Bly Manor” Review

Mike Flanagan: A New Master of Modern Horror

He may not quite have the same name recognition as John Carpenter, George A. Romero, or Stephen King.  But over the last decade, Mike Flanagan has been quietly rising to the top with hit after hit up until he directed the highly anticipated sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, which gained both critical acclaim and financial success.  So we thought it would be fun to … Continue reading Mike Flanagan: A New Master of Modern Horror

“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