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Mike Flanagan to Direct ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’

Mike Flanagan to Direct ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’
Warner Bros. has launched development of Stephen King’s 2013 horror novel “Doctor Sleep,” a sequel to King’s iconic 1977 story “The Shining.”

The studio has hired “Oculus” director Mike Flanagan to helm and rewrite the script originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman. Flanagan’s producing partner Trevor Macy will produce, along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg. Goldsman is an executive producer and Kevin McCormick is overseeing for the studio.

Doctor Sleep” is centered on the Danny Torrance character from “The Shining,” carrying the trauma from the events at the Overlook Hotel into his adulthood. Warner Bros. released the movie “The Shining,” starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers, in 1980s. Nicholson starred as Jack Torrance, a writer who agrees to become the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado during its off season. Duvall played his wife Wendy and Lloyd played his son Danny.

Flanagan and Macy collaborated on the Netflix adaptation of the
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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot with Jordan Peele Heads to CBS All Access

You may now enter The Twilight Zone! The beloved classic series has been handed a series order with Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men) leading the way.

The reboot will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films for the subscription video on demand service CBS All Access. Peele, Kinberg and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders) will executively produce the series and collaborate on the premiere episode.

Peele went on to say:

Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,

Kinberg added:

The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life. The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I’m so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access.
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Stay Hungry

Are ’70s auteur pictures liberated and loose, or flaky and undisciplined? Bob Rafelson’s Alabama escapade places Jeff Bridges amid a wide range of choice-quality nuts, with both Sally Field and Arnold Schwarzenegger staking their claim on the big screen. What do the changing face of The South and competition-level body building have to do with each other? You tell us!

Stay Hungry


Olive Films

1976 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 102 min. / Street Date October 31, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.95

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, R.G. Armstrong, Robert Englund, Helena Kallianiotes, Roger E. Mosley, Woodrow Parfrey, Scatman Crothers, Kathleen Miller, Fannie Flagg, Joanna Cassidy, Ed Begley Jr., Joe Spinell.

Cinematography: Victor J. Kemper

Film Editor: John F. Link II

Original Music: Byron Berline, Bruce Langhorne

Written by Bob Rafelson, Charles Gaines from his novel

Produced by Bob Rafelson, Harold Schneider

Directed by Bob Rafelson

Some movies are ahead of their time,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Deadly Eyes (1982)

Until you start watching killer rat movies, you don’t realize how few killer rat movies there are. It’s not a sub-genre that sparked off franchises (does Willard and its sequel Ben count? Let me know) or inspired Funko toys, but rather has films strewn here and there throughout horror history. Today we’re scurrying back to my particular turf for Deadly Eyes (1982), Golden Harvest’s Canadian-lensed attempt to move over from Kung Fu to Rodent Fu. (Sorry Joe Bob Briggs, I couldn’t resist.)

Released in October by Golden Harvest (the Honk Kong based studio with nearly 300 production credits) in Canada and stateside by Warner Brothers the following April, Deadly Eyes (aka Night Eyes) laid droppings all over the place according to critics and audiences alike, and was quickly relegated to clamshell heaven. Was it a film ahead of its time? God no. But Deadly Eyes is way more fun than I remembered,
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Original Shining Twins Hated the 90s Remake

Original Shining Twins Hated the 90s Remake
If there's anyone you don't want reviewing your movie, it's the two creepy twin girls from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Played by Lisa and Louise Burns, the pair have emerged from the hallowed halls of horror to throw massive shade on the 90s miniseries remake of Stephen King's seminal novel. And guess what? They both think it's crap.

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining kicked off a decade of inventive and cult worthy 80s horror movies, and is now considered a seminal classic. But it was a bomb when it hit theaters in May of 1980, and King himself has never claimed to be a fan. But the original is full of iconic performances from Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Scatman Crothers. Perhaps the creepiest element is what Lisa and Louise Burns bring to the experience. That, and their elevator full of blood.

They still greatly admire the movie they appear in.
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30 Disney Songs That Will Bring You Right Back to Your Childhood

Catchy, heartfelt songs have been a staple of Disney movies since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted in 1937 and got us all humming "Heigh-Ho" whenever we have tedious work that needs to be done. It's nearly impossible to narrow down the dozens upon dozens of timeless classics into this "best of" list, but PopSugar took on this Herculean task in order to create a thorough, varied and toe-tapping playlist for all the Disney fanatics out there. Check out our favorite Disney songs of all time, and then use our Spotify playlist to enjoy them for yourself. RelatedFeel the Love Tonight With This Romantic Disney Playlist "Heigh-Ho," the Dwarfs chorus (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) "When You Wish Upon a Star," Cliff Edwards (Pinocchio) "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," James Baskett (Song of the South) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Verna Felton (Cinderella) "Once Upon a Dream," Mary Costa and Bill Shirley (Sleeping Beauty) "Cruella De Vil,
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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far

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10 Best Stephen King Movies So Far
It stormed the box office in September 2017, smashing box office records, pleasing critics, and quickly washing away the bad taste of so many poorly wrought Stephen King adaptations like the current of a suburban neighborhood sewer. Move over Ernest Hemmingway! Beat it Dr. Seuss! The Stephen King adaptation is a hot commodity in Hollywood once again.

Sure, those aforementioned authors have had their books adapted less than half as many times as the works of Stephen King. With so many adapted works from the same prolific storyteller, many of them are sure to be bad. And that is the case with Stephen King. If you grew up in the 80s, you might even remember that a Stephen King movie was not anticipated with the kind of must-see attitude of today's audiences. Many laughed off the notion, believing that if it was a Stephen King movie, it must be bad.

But as It reminded audiences,
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A Nurse Ratched origin series is coming to Netflix

Tony Sokol Kirsten Howard Sep 7, 2017

A One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest prequel series about Nurse Ratched is heading to Netflix, starring Sarah Paulson...

The best thing we can do is go on with our daily routine. The meeting was adjourned and the vote was closed, and Netflix is pre-empting the last game of the World Series to bring a Nurse Ratched series to TV.

American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson will reunite for a new prequel show focusing on the origins of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’s top psychiatric administrator.

Paulson will play a younger version of the emotionally-distant Salem State Hospital nurse, who was introduced in Ken Kesey's 1962 novel. In the original film, Nurse Ratched was played by Louise Fletcher, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for it. Fletcher had only acted once in the 13 years before she was cast.
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Ryan Murphy Sells Nurse Ratched Series Starring Sarah Paulson to Netflix

Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson are together again, with Netflix ordering a series that will explore the origins of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” character Nurse Ratched, Variety has confirmed.

Netflix has given the series a two-season, 18 episode commitment. It begins in 1947 and will track Ratched as she morphs from an average nurse into the monstrous authority figure she became in the novel and subsequent film. Paulson will star as the infamous nurse, with Murphy attached as executive producer.

Along with Murphy, Michael Douglas, who produced the film, will also serve as an executive producer. Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley and Jacob Epstein of Lighthouse Management & Media will also executive produce. Evan Romansky, who created and wrote the project, will co-executive produce. Paulson will produce along with Paul Zaentz from the Saul Zaentz Company. The Saul Zaentz Company controls the rights to the film. Fox 21 Television will produce. Murphy
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“Heeere’s Johnny!!” The Shining Screens Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in!”

The Shining (1980) screens midnights this weekend (August 18th and 19th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film, The Shining (based on the Stephen King novel) creates some of the most genuine spine chills ever filmed. Taking a job as a winter caretaker for a giant and remote hotel, Jack Nicholson, his wife Shelley Duvall, and his son Danny Lloyd, find that the long hallways and empty rooms contain more than a few ghosts. The film goes back and forth from scary to amusing as Jack, meticulously pacing his part, slowly turns into a psychopath, taking an axe to his loved ones. Kubrick’s use of space
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*Updated* Funko to Avoid Being a Dull Boy with New The Shining Pop! Vinyl Figures

Not one to be a dull boy, Funko is looking to break collectors out of the rut of all work and no play with new Pop! vinyl figures based on the fractured family from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (based on Stephen King's novel of the same name).

Now officially revealed by Funko, The Shining Pop! vinyl figures will be released in August and you can view all four of them below.

From Funko: "Come out, come out, wherever you are!

From Stanley Kubrick's classic psychological thriller, The Shining comes the Torrance family!

They live in the creepy, mountain-isolated Overlook Hotel, but we won’t hold that against them, as they are now receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment!

Here comes Jack - featured with his signature axe. Wendy and Danny Torrance are shown with knives of their own.

Also look for the chilling chase piece of Jack! From
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Alex Kurtzman interview: The Mummy, Transformers

Matt Edwards Jun 5, 2017

Alex Kurtzman chats to us about The Mummy, Univeral's Dark Universe of films, and writing for Michael Bay.

The Mummy (2017) is directed by Alex Kurtzman. We were interested enough in chatting to the director of The Mummy, but Kurtzman has a fascinating CV, having worked on several high profile films and TV series as a writer and producer with Roberto Orci, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek (2009), Fringe and the first two Michael Bay Transformers movies.

Den of Geek sat down with Kurtzman to chat about his experience making The Mummy and the upcoming Dark Universe, the collection of linked Universal Monster movies that he’ll be working on, and what it was like to work with Michael Bay.

When did you come onto The Mummy?

The studio came to me, it’s got to be four or five years ago now, and asked if I
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The Shining Maze Is Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2017

The Shining Maze Is Coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2017
For the first time ever, the psychological horror film, The Shining, will bring unspeakable terror to Halloween Horror Nights in terrifying new mazes opening at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, beginning this September. The twisted minds behind the nation's best, most intense Halloween events will bring every gruesome moment and paranormal haunting that fans have seen in the film to life in original, disturbingly authentic mazes. Universal Studios has released a new logo for The Shining and a sneak peek at this new maze, which includes footage from director Stanley Kubrick's classic.

The Shining maze at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights will provide guests with a unique opportunity to relive some of the film's most iconic, and sinister, moments. While venturing through the eerie Overlook Hotel, guests will be thrust into the hotel's tragic history of murder and madness, bearing witness to caretaker Jack Torrance's spiraling descent into insanity.
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Forever and Ever and Ever: Uncanny Doubles in ‘The Shining’

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece is full of doubles, doppelgängers, and alter-egos.

Mirrors, ghosts, doppelgängers, reflective surfaces, repetitions, and perfectly symmetrical frames…these are just a few cinematic devices which Stanley Kubrick uses to create an uncanny atmosphere in his 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. Sigmund Freud defines the term “uncanny” in his essay “‘The Uncanny’” as something which is familiar yet somehow frightening. The Shining tells the story of a family of three — Jack (Jack Nicholson), Danny (Danny Lloyd), and Wendy (Shelley Duvall) — whose lives are terrifyingly disrupted when they move into the Overlook Hotel for the winter. Family is, by definition, the most familial subject matter, and therefore it is all the more terrifying when one’s family members somehow seem different. The Shining is filled with uncanny doubles, where those who look or act familiar are mysteriously different, which provoke feelings of terror. Kubrick creates this uncanny atmosphere by meticulously crafting a story-world
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The Shining and the immortality of evil

Ryan Lambie Apr 10, 2017

What's The Shining really about? We delve into the underlying theme of Stanley Kubrick's horror classic...

Few horror films have been as closely studied and intimately dissected as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. The simple story of a family ripped apart by the effects of a remote, haunted hotel, Kubrick's film has only grown in mystique since its release in 1980. Clearly, there's far more going on below the surface, but what does Kubrick's imagery and symbolism - much of it unique to the film, and absent from Stephen King's source novel - actually mean?

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Rodney Ascher's superb 2012 documentary Room 237 pulled together some of the more outlandish theories about The Shining. It's Kubrick's veiled confession that he helped Nasa fake the 1969 Moon landings,
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Stanley Kubrick's The Shining Had a Much Darker Alternate Ending

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining Had a Much Darker Alternate Ending
If you look at any list claiming to rank the best horror movies of all time, there's a good chance that you'll see director Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic The Shining either at or near the top of that list 37 years after it hit theaters. The film is still considered a horror classic to this day, with Warner Bros. even developing a Shining prequel entitled The Overlook Hotel, which has Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) attached to direct from a script by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead). While we don't have any updates for that prequel, original Shining producer Jan Harlan and screenwriter Diane Johnson, who co-wrote The Shining with director Stanley Kubrick, shed some light on some of the alternate ending ideas the director had during production. And they were dark.

The film is based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name, and fans of the book
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Playback: Jordan Peele on ‘Get Out’ and Art’s Role Under a Trump Regime

Playback: Jordan Peele on ‘Get Out’ and Art’s Role Under a Trump Regime
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast.

On this week’s episode, Jenelle Riley and I welcome back Variety Senior VP Tim Gray for one last round of Oscar predictions before Hollywood’s big night on Sunday. What are the tightest races? Is there a runaway sweep on the horizon or something more varied? Lots of questions. We’ll have answers in a few days.

Later in the show (27:58) I’m talking to “Key & Peele’s” Jordan Peele, whose directorial debut, “Get Out,” bowed at the Sundance Film Festival last month. A horror film with a definitive point of view, it feels like the beginning of a promising career for the comedian behind the camera. Going to Park City was beyond his wildest dreams, however.

Jordan Peele photographed exclusively for the Variety Playback podcast

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For more, listen to the latest episode of “Playback” below. Check back
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Movie Review – The Shining Extended Cut (1980)

The Shining, 1980.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd.


A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a classic horror film. Its impression on pop culture is so influential that even those who haven’t seen it can recognise its iconography. With its visceral imagery, haunting score and hypnotic tracking shots it is consistently ranked amongst the greatest horror films. It seems strange then, despite its now legendary status, to think that it received a mixed reception when it opened in the Us. This resulted in Kubrick re-cutting the film for its subsequent ‘international’ release, removing 24 minutes and creating the version we are now so familiar with here in the UK.
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Halloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all time

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Halloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all timeHalloween Inspired: Top 10 Scariest movies of all timeScott Goodyer10/26/2016 10:00:00 Am


Sorry, major Halloween nerds over here! Obviously, we are super excited that Halloween is just around the corner and there is nothing like getting in the mood for this ghoulish celebration.

There are some great scary movies to check out on the big screen this year but if you're feeling more like staying in and wrapping yourself up in a blanket on the couch, the Cineplex store has a lot of great movies to rent/buy from -- including these Top Ten scariest movies of all time!

10. Poltergeist "They're here." Fans of this 1982 fantasy horror will never forget that chilling line by Carol Anne.

Directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), the story is about a suburban California family that discovers evil spirits in their home when their
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October Horrors Day 22 – The Shining (1980)

The Shining, 1980.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers and Danny Lloyd.


Jack Torrance is a struggling writer who takes a job as the winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, located deep in the mountains and often snowed in during the winter months, bringing along his wife Wendy and their young son Danny for the duration of his stay. As the snow begins to pile up, Jack and his family are confronted with ghostly apparitions that suggest something sinister and supernatural is reigning supreme in the hotel’s corridors, and it soon threatens to cause them fatal harm.

The works of author Stephen King have been a plentiful well of material for filmmakers for decades. Some adaptations, such as Carrie (1976), Salem’s Lot (1979) or even non-horror works like The Shawshank Redemption (1994) are highly praised and in the latter’s case regarded among the finest films ever made.
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