15 Fun Facts About “1408”

Ever since “The Shining”, Stephen King has been synonymous with haunted hotels.  And while that remains a classic of both literature and film, another iconic haunted hotel story of his was released and adapted many years later.  In the years since its release, 1408 has become iconic in its own right. It boasts great performances from John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, and is an … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “1408”

25 Fun Facts About “The Shining” TV Miniseries

The Shining remains one of the most iconic horror films of all time.  Lines like “Here’s Johnny” or “Redrum” have become recognizable not just among diehard horror fans, but with the general public as well.  However, one of the movie’s harshest critics has always been Stephen King himself, who famously took issue with the way that Stanley Kubrick adapted his novel. For years, King was … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “The Shining” TV Miniseries

Top 5 “Snowed In” Horror Movies [VIDEO]

The only thing more fun than watching horror movies, is watching the perfect movie for whatever holiday/time of year/weather you’re having.  And with this massive Noreaster that swept through nearly a third of the US, we thought it would be fun to look at the best “snowed in” horror movies to watch when the snow is falling.  Check out the video, over on Halloween Year-Round’s … Continue reading Top 5 “Snowed In” Horror Movies [VIDEO]

“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”

“Lingering” – Movie Review

The past often has a way to haunt us for many years to come.  Whether this haunting is literal in supernatural form, or a figurative haunting in the form of past trauma, it can hold a dominion over the present.  Shudder’s latest original film from South Korea, The Lingering taps into both. Haunted Hotel We begin with a young woman taking custody of her child … Continue reading “Lingering” – Movie Review

Top 10 Stephen King Cameos

He remains the Master of Horror, as well as the most financially successful American author in history.  But for many horror fans, Stephen King is just as famous for the film adaptations of his countless novels, novellas and short stories. But as brilliant a writer as Stephen King is, his many small roles and cameo appearances have taken on a life of their own.  In … Continue reading Top 10 Stephen King Cameos

Why Stephen King is Hard to Adapt

There is no author more synonymous with horror than the great Stephen King. He is in fact, the most successful American writer in history. He’s been writing for over 40 years and tends to write at least one or two books per year. It’s resulted in him becoming incredibly prolific and boasting a bibliography many times longer than his contemporaries. And yet, despite all this, … Continue reading Why Stephen King is Hard to Adapt

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]

10 Horror Movie Themed April Fools’ Pranks

Pranks can be fun any time of year, but on April 1 every year, we’re encouraged to go all out (within reason). So as we all try to pass the time in quarantine, here are 10 horror inspired pranks to do this April Fools’ Day. Fear and laughter so often go hand-in-hand (as demonstrated perfectly by the filmography of Sam Raimi), so we thought this … Continue reading 10 Horror Movie Themed April Fools’ Pranks

Remembering Krzysztof Penderecki and the Horror Movies That Featured his Music

While sadly not a household name among most casual fans, the music of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki is as iconic as it is brilliant. The world has truly lost a musical legend, however we can take solace in knowing he made it to 86 years old, something we all hope for. So to honor the late, great Penderecki, we thought it would be fitting to … Continue reading Remembering Krzysztof Penderecki and the Horror Movies That Featured his Music