The Shining

'Redrum' Carjacker (And Massive Fan Of The Shining Presumably) Jailed For 30 Years

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

Did you enjoy Stephen King’s novel The Shining? How about Stanley Kubrick’s film? Did you like it so much you got the word ‘REDRUM’ (‘mu...

IKEA's Halloween Advert Spoofs 'The Shining', And It's Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Comedy

IKEA Singapore have struck again! Yes, the people that brought us this brilliant spoof Apple advert for 'the BookBook' have returned with another l...

Top Fictional Hotels From TV, Film and Literature | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

This week sees the release of the most hotly-anticipated book for years: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah. The new novel is the first to feature world-renowned Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot since the death of original creator Agatha Christie. Little is known about the upcoming novel apart from its setting: the mysterious Bloxham Hotel. And so to celebrate, has compiled a list of the most iconic fictional hotels.

Making the Most of Time Off Work

John Coldicutt | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Coldicutt

As Stanley Kubrick's classic The Shining tells us "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" and this still rings true today; employees that spend too much time at work will find their social lives suffer.

What Movie Trailers and Strip Teasing Should Have In Common

George Washbourn | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Washbourn

Perhaps now more than ever, with cinema ticket prices at astronomic highs, trailers are of increasing importance. For most people, a trailer will be the first impression one gets from a movie... A trailer shouldn't stand outside in its Y-fronts in broad daylight, swinging the script over its head and screaming the ending at the top of its lungs.

This Court Stenographer Had Something To Get Off His Chest

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

A Manhattan court stenographer was fired after reportedly typing: “I hate my job, I hate my job” instead of recording criminal trial dialogue. ...

See What 'The Shining' Twins Look Like Now

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Have you ever wondered what happened to those super scary twins from 'The Shining'? Well, 34 years after the film's release, Lisa and Louise Burns ...

Unearthing How Horror Affects the Heart

Shingo Murakami | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shingo Murakami

As the nights draw in and a post work run becomes even less appealing, it got us wondering about the alternative ways to get our pulses racing? We've all heard the expression my "heart skipped a beat", but how does horror actually affect our heart rates?

Halloween Sex Kittens Suck More Than a Vampire

Charli Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

By all means, wear what the chuff you like and let your nethers loose in the moonlight. If getting your baps out is an integral part of your Halloween, that's fine, but at least show a bit of creativity and the ability not to take yourself so bastard seriously.

PICTURES: Children Of The Horror - Where Are They Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Mama' being the latest horror film to juxtapose sweet, pretty children with a chilling, blood-curling narrative, presents an excuse to check in on th...

WATCH: The Shining - Ed Balls Version

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Comedy

The Ed Balls meme just took another, terrifying twist. It comes in the form of 'The Shining' spoof above, made by YouTuber markoswin. Watch, be ...

As Great a Gatsby? The Challenge of Adaptation

India Ross | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

Adaptations are the mac 'n' cheese of modern Hollywood. The marketing executive dangles a shiny bestseller before the film consumer like a matador's capote; powerless to resist its allure, he dives for knowing it's probably a mirage of brilliance - and that he won't even get to gore the guy behind it.

Stephen King Promises Shining Sequel Will 'Scare The S**t' Out Of You

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 07.04.2013 | Home

After recent sojourns into comic books, playwriting and political activism Stephen King is going back to his roots in 2013 with Doctor Sleep: the long...

A Shining Example on How Not to Write a Novel?

Paul Carroll | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home
Paul Carroll

At a conservative estimate, King has sold over 300 million books, and what the hell do I know, but isn't writing a book without a clear plotline a bit like setting off in a car with a full tank of petrol and seeing where you end up? It may work out, but more than likely you're going to end up at the equivalent of the Overlook Hotel. In winter. Without a toothbrush.

Room 237 and Film Criticism

Craig Skinner | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Craig Skinner

There are two comments that film critics/academics will often hear from non-film critics/academics when discussing a theory they have relating to a specific film. These are, "I think you're probably just reading too much into it" and "I don't think that's what they were actually thinking about when they made it".

Caroline Frost

Call Yourself A Fan Of 'The Shining'? | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Call yourself a fan of 'The Shining'? Spare a thought for Rodney Ascher, such a committed admirer of the iconic horror that he's made his own film, 'R...

The Texas Waistband Massacre

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Watching a horror film can burn the same amount of calories as spending an hour washing windows - and is infinitely more enjoyable. Researchers at ...

Sam Parker

6 Literary Pilgrimages You Should Never, Ever Make | Sam Parker | Posted 16.06.2012 | Home

This week brought the charming news that a group of Chaucer enthusiasts are planning to mark the 625th anniversary of the origins of The Canterbury Ta...

How Twitter made the John Lewis ‘Shining’ spoof ad possible

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Comedy

This being the modern era, John Lewis unveiled its new Christmas advert on the internet before unveiling it on our television screens. And this be...

Top 10 Scary Films - What Gets you Jumping Out of Your Seat?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

As Halloween approaches and once again we prepare to scare ourselves silly with horror films, we've compiled our pick of the most terrifying-nail-biti...