Rejected Saul Bass Posters For The Shining—With Stanley Kubrick's Notes

Saul Bass is a legend of film design; he storyboarded segments of Spartacus and West Side Story, and created some of the most famous credit sequences every to grace the silver screen. He also designed numerous classic movie posters—although director Stanley Kubrick didn't love all of his designs for The Shining. » 8/11/14 11:30am 8/11/14 11:30am

Stephen King Hates The Shining Because It’s Misogynistic

It’s no secret that Stephen King, award-winning writer of terrible sex scenes and, much to the continued consternation of Harold Bloom, increasingly an elder statesman of American arts and letters, fucking hated what Stanley Kubrick did to The Shining, which is a really, really good book about how insane it is to be a… » 9/21/13 3:41pm 9/21/13 3:41pm

Exclusive look at The Shining documentary Room 237's newest poster

If you're still pondering over the hidden messages in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, good news — the documentary Room 237 is coming to help sort it out. The film, directed by Rodney Ascher, examines many of the film's potential meanings with scholars, enthusiasts and a great deal of archival footage of Kubrick's… » 3/20/13 8:40am 3/20/13 8:40am

Blood is the new black at this deranged horror-themed fashion show

Amongst all of the fashions debuting on the runways of New York fashion week, The Blonds' 2013 fall line was especially Psycho. It was also a bit of The Shining and more than a dash of asylum-chic. It was a fun, if utterly demented show, complete with shower stabbing patterns, a bloody PVC raincoat, and a fur… » 2/16/13 2:00pm 2/16/13 2:00pm

Room 237 trailer shows why we all need a documentary about The Shining

The Shining "making of" documentary Room 237 has released a brand new trailer. There's not a lot going on, but the track and the eventual surprise are a perfect compliment to Stanley Kubrick's original work. The documentary attempts to explore the various different themes hidden or merely implied in the horror… » 2/08/13 2:54pm 2/08/13 2:54pm

Script pages from The Shining reveal the ending Kubrick had destroyed

The original cut of The Shining contained a short scene after Jack Torrance found himself stuck in the snow featuring Wendy and Danny in the aftermath of their night of terror. But a week after the film's release, director Stanley Kubrick ordered the scene to be cut from all prints of the film and sent back to Warner… » 1/26/13 4:00pm 1/26/13 4:00pm

Hat inspired by The Shining's Overlook Hotel is the perfect way to show…

Has being cooped up by the cold, snow, and rain left you feeling like a dull boy or girl? Have you started chatting with phantom bartenders? Are you harboring homicidal feelings toward your loved ones? If so, next time you venture outside, don this cap, inspired by the garish carpet at the Overlook Hotel in Stanley… » 12/02/12 8:00am 12/02/12 8:00am

10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies

You can't do jump-scares in a book. There's no computerized special effects, or actors covered with gruesome makeup and KY jelly. You can always put a book down for a few days. And yet, the creepy prose of horror's greatest writers has the power to hold you trapped in a spell of terror that no film crew can match. » 10/25/12 10:12am 10/25/12 10:12am

Just how obsessed was Stanley Kubrick with one-point perspective? Watch…

There are some directors whose movies are instantly recognizable, and Stanley Kubrick is easily among them. One thing that makes Kubrick's movies so unusual is his heavy use of one-point perspective, to focus in on a single character or object, and often to create a sense that we are trapped within the scene rather… » 9/01/12 11:00am 9/01/12 11:00am