The Shining

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Stephen King: Why I Wrote Shining Sequel

Character of Danny Torrance 'never left my mind,' he says

(Newser) - Why did Stephen King return to the world of The Shining 36 years later? The character of Danny, the psychic son of alcoholic writer-gone-crazy Jack Torrance, "never really left my mind," King revealed at the Paris book launch for Doctor Sleep, his recently published sequel to the novel.... More »

Help Wanted: Imaginary Friend Exorcist

5-year-old's new buddy gives dad flashbacks of 'The Shining'

(Newser) - A generally literal-minded 5-year-old has a new imaginary friend, and his dad is quietly freaking out—and blaming Stephen King. Oh, and Stanley Kubrick, who translated King's novel The Shining to the big screen. "Before King and Kubrick came along, I'm guessing that imaginary friends were kind of cute,... More »

Scorsese's Favorite Horror Flicks

One of cinema's greats shares his favorite scary movies

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese wants to give you a Halloween treat: The legendary director, writing for the Daily Beast, lists his top 11 fright-fests.
  1. The Haunting: “You may not believe in ghosts but you cannot deny terror!”
  2. The Isle of the Dead: "There’s a moment in this
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Scariest Flicks for Halloween

Critics counts down Hollywood's best-liked and most-feared horrors

(Newser) - It's Halloween, so grab the popcorn and scare yourself silly. Salon counts down ghoulish classics guaranteed to do the trick.
  • The Exorcist (1973): Despite the years and the hype, this tale of diabolical possession is still Hollywood's most ominous venture into the supernatural.
  • Halloween (1978): The movie that spawned countless
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Obama-ite Rebuts Jack's Hill Vid

Two can play at remixing Nicholson roles

(Newser) - Director Rob Reiner had some fun remixing some of Jack Nicholson’s notable performances into a comic Hillary Clinton endorsement video, but it was barely in circulation yesterday before a Daily Kos blogger demonstrated that it was a game two could play. The Hillary video includes clips of Jack’s... More »

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