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Twitter Calls Out a 'Creepy' Anniversary for the Shining

Celebration of photo shown at the film's end renews talk about the fate of Jack Nicholson's character

(Newser) - Fans of The Shining have another anniversary to celebrate Sunday: "100 years ago today. It was Kicking at the Overlook Hotel," one tweet said. The merriment was captured in the "Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball 1921" photo that fills the screen at the end of Stanley Kubrick'...

He Found Shelley Duvall, and She Was 'Engrossing'
He Found Shelley Duvall,
and She Was 'Engrossing'
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He Found Shelley Duvall, and She Was 'Engrossing'

Seth Abramovitch tracks down the actress in Texas Hill Country

(Newser) - Seth Abramovitch has managed to find Shelley Duvall, the actress forever famous for her turn as Wendy Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. She essentially vanished when she left Hollywood for Texas in the '90s, only resurfacing in 2016 with an appearance on a mental illness episode of...

Court: Prosecutor Shouldn't Have Shown Jury Shining Image

Photo from horror movie helped NJ prosecutors secure robbery conviction

(Newser) - New Jersey man Damon Williams didn't brandish an ax, stick his face through a door, or say "Heeere's Damon" when he stole $4,600 from a bank in 2014, and his lawyers say it was unfair for prosecutors to liken him to Jack Nicholson's character in...

Bear Busts Into Hotel That Inspired 'The Shining'

And spent some time rearranging the lobby furniture

(Newser) - A black bear wandered around the lobby of the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write "The Shining," the AP reports. Stanley Hotel Vice President Reed Rowley tells KDVR-TV that 300 guests were sound asleep as the bruin figured out how to open the door and climbed...

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....

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,...

Scorsese's Favorite Horror Flicks
 Scorsese's Favorite 
 Horror Flicks 
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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
 Scariest Flicks for Halloween 

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
Obama-ite Rebuts Jack's Hill Vid

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...

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