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The Stephen King Stories which need to be Adapted for the Big Screen

13 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Over the years, the incredible work of Stephen King has been adapted to both film and television with varying results. Many of these have failed to remain true to the source material, and while that still in some cases resulted in a hit (The Shining), it also saw the release of an awful lot of misses too (looking at you Dreamcatcher).

Much of King’s best work has already been adapted, though some are being remade. The Shining meanwhile is set to receive a prequel and sequel, and while Under the Dome is a good example of one of his lengthier novels working as a TV series, there are still plenty of others which have yet to reach the big or small screen.

Here, we take a look at ten more Stephen King novels which have yet to be brought to life as a movie. Some you will have likely heard of, »

- Josh Wilding

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Film 4 FrightFest 2014: Day Four Video Diary, Featuring Nacho Vigalondo, Robert Englund, And Dr. Moreau

26 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Day Four of Film 4 Frightfest has come and gone and we have another video to share with you.Nacho Vigalondo talks about his latest film Open Windows with our very own Shelagh Rowen-Legg. Other films include The Samurai, Doc Of The Dead, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley's Island Of Dr. Moreau; Robert Englund talks about A Nightmare On Elm Street, and not to be forgotten: The Shining with Jan Harlan.Please note that this video was created by Chris And Phil, who are there chronicling the event for FrightFest TV. Tis is the official FrightFest video output, and so we're happy to be able to share it with you. You can watch the video below. ...

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FrightFest 2014: 'The Shining' review

25 August 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece The Shining (1980) is one of those rare films that has found itself submerged into the public consciousness across several generations. Continually parodied in popular culture, from The Simpsons to Family Guy, even those yet to have seen Jack Nicholson's maniacal lead performance as Jack Torrance may well feel like they know the film backwards. This Film4 FrightFest 2014 appearance of Kubrick's classic - the reworked Us theatrical cut of the film which is shorter than other incarnations - couldn't have come at a much more pertinent time to examine just why this blood-curdling tale remains one of the best horror films ever made.

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- CineVue UK

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Giveaway – Win The Best In Horror on DVD & Blu-ray!

21 August 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In celebration of this year’s Film4 FrightFest, we are giving away the best in horror to prepare one lucky winner for the imminent chills, thrills and scares!

From the icons of fright, right through to the classic scenes that always leave a chill down your spine, we are giving away the terrifying horrors that everybody knows and loves, both old and new, that take suspense to that all-time teeth-chattering high, so high in fact that you need to experience it time and time again!

This ultimate horror package includes The Shining Blu-ray, The Conjuring Blu-ray, The Exorcist Blu-ray, Poltergeist Blu-ray, A Nightmare On Elm Street 1-7 Blu-ray and Critters Collection DVD!

Are you brave enough to experience the best in horror? Zavvi are offering an extra 10% off Warner Home Video’s extensive range of Horror DVD & Blu-ray throughout August. Browse the offers today: http://www.zavvi.com/offers/warner/horror. »

- Gary Collinson

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Director David Jung Gives a Look Into The Possession of Michael King

21 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Shane Johnson is highly effective in the title role of The Possession of Michael King. Now the man behind the camera and the story speaks out about the movie. Director David Jung sat down with Dread Central to discuss The Possession of Michael King.

Jung began by discussing his inspiration for writing the story, which he co-penned with Tedi Sarafian. "The Shining played a very important role," Jung said. "I wanted to do a movie from the Pov of Jack Torrance, the character Jack Nicholson played."

He explained, "I felt like no one had done that before, had the main character in the film be the one that’s slowly going mad, and documenting and talking about the process in an almost scientific way as it's happening. I love movies about transformation, especially horror films. David Cronenberg’s The Fly is one of my all-time favorite films."

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- Scott Hallam

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Competition: Win the Best in Horror on DVD & Blu-ray!

20 August 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

In celebration of this year’s Film4 FrightFest, we are giving away the best in horror to prepare one lucky winner for the imminent chills, thrills and scares! From the icons of fright, right through to the classic scenes that always leave a chill down your spine, we are giving away the terrifying horrors that everybody knows and loves, both old and new, that take suspense to that all-time teeth-chattering high, so high in fact that you need to experience it time and time again!

This ultimate horror package includes The Shining Blu-ray, The Conjuring Blu-ray, The Exorcist Blu-ray, Poltergeist Blu-ray, A Nightmare On Elm Street 1-7 Blu-ray and Critters Collection DVD!

Are you brave enough to experience the best in horror? Zavvi are offering an extra 10% off Warner Home Video’s extensive range of Horror DVD & Blu-ray throughout August. Browse the offers today: http://www.zavvi.com/offers/warner/horror. »

- Phil Wheat

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First Trailer and Poster for Stephen King Thriller A Good Marriage

20 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

There are plenty of familiar Stephen King adaptations in the works (including a prequel and sequel to The Shining), but A Good Marriage somehow flew under all of our radars. It’s based on one of the author’s many short stories, and King actually adapted the story himself (as he did for Pet Semetary and Cell) for this movie.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, King had this to say about adapting his story:

 

“I’ve seen enough movies adapted from my work to know that the things that work the best are the things that aren’t too long and aren’t too short. Some of the stories, when they get expanded, they go in the wrong direction, and with the novels, if they’re really expansive, a lot of times it’s like sitting around a suitcase and trying to get everything in. A Good Marriage is about 100 pages long, »

- Josh Wilding

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Extended Version of The Shining Takes an Axe to UK's Film4 FrightFest

18 August 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

When The Shining originally hit theaters back in 1980, it ran two minutes longer than the version we're all familiar with, including a hospital scene that Kubrick cut out a week into the film's theatrical run. Now that scene is being put back into the film for a special screening...

...which is, needless to say, a must-attend for all of you UK fans. Read on!

This year's Film4 FrightFest kicks off in London on August 21st, and we've just learned that the extended cut of The Shining will screen on Sunday night, August 24th. The 146-minute version includes a scene at the end of Wendy Torrance in a hospital bed, being told by Mr. Ullman that Jack's body couldn't be found. The screening will mark the first time the deleted scene has been publicly shown since the movie's original theatrical release.

It's interesting to note that Kubrick's horror masterpiece was heavily »

- John Squires

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Film4 FrightFest Screening Extended Version of ‘The Shining’!

18 August 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Why you need to watch Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking The Shining at this year’s Film4 FrightFest? Screening on Sunday 24th August at 6:10pm, the Film4 FrightFest crowd are being treated to the extended version of this masterpiece which is not available to own in the UK! What’s more, Kubrick’s former producer and brother-in-law Jan Harlan will […] »

- MrDisgusting

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16 Robin Williams Movies That Defined His Legendary Career

13 August 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The world is just, quite simply, not nearly as funny a place now as it was just a few hours ago, before the tragic death of legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams. For nearly 40 years, the man kept us in stitches in ways only he could, with an impeccable delivery and an unmistakable charm that is often mimicked but never equaled.

As the world mourns this comedy legend, we take a look back at our 16 favorite Robin Williams performances, some in classics that are beloved the world over, and some in overlooked and/or underrated gems that deserve to be noticed.

1Popeye (1980)

While some actors spend years paying their dues in thankless guest starring or supporting roles on film and TV, it didn't take Robin Williams long to find a foothold in Hollywood. His appearance as the alien Mork on one episode of Happy Days was so popular it lead »

- MovieWeb

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Votd: The Art Of Steadicam

13 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Garrett Brown operating Steadicam on Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining Refocused Media compiled a video celebrating the great Steadicam tracking (or Steadicam on a crane) shots of classic movies. The supercut features almost 40 films (from Stanley Kubrick to Paul Thomas Anderson) and a couple tracking shots from television (yes, The West Wing). Larry Wright explains […]

The post Votd: The Art Of Steadicam appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Beyond Fear Author Joseph Maddrey’s Top Ten Stephen King Novels!!; Giveaway Included!!

11 August 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Joseph Maddrey has definitely kept himself busy throughout the last few years. Having written the Excellent “Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film” a decade ago, Maddrey didn’t stop to rest before co-writing the Lance Henriksen bio “Not Bad For A Human“, as well as “A Strange Idea of Entertainment: Conversations with Tom McLoughlin“.

In celebration of his most recent book, “Beyond Fear: Reflections on Stephen King, Wes Craven and George Romero’s Living Dead“, Maddrey wrote a bit about his Top Ten Stephen King Books, as well as partnering up with Icons of Fright to give one lucky reader a copy of “Beyond Fear” (after the list). So by all means, check out Maddrey’s list and enter the contest, as the book looks to be quite the read!

 

Joseph Maddrey’S Top Ten Stephen King Novels

#10 – Duma Key (2008)

This is the »

- Jerry Smith

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Peek into Stanley Kubrick's Editing Room with His Daughter's Photos

11 August 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over the last couple of years a number of extensive, impressive behind-the-scenes photos from almost all of Stanley Kubrick's films have surfaced online, ending up in complete galleries (see this one for 2001) showing the entirety of production. While we've all poured over these photos, a brand new set of shots are appearing online thanks to tweets from Kubrick's own daughter, Vivian Kubrick. Tweeting with the name @ViKu1111, she's been posting a series of B&W editing room shots, which she says came about because her father gave her a Nikkormat camera for a Christmas present in 1974 and she went photo crazy. Take a look. For those doubting whether this twitter account is real, her shots are one-of-a-kind and they're all the kind you'd only see from a close family member. Her profile says: "Vivian Kubrick is the daughter of film director Stanley Kubrick, she wrote the film score for »

- Alex Billington

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Indie Spotlight

10 August 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:

Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart, »

- Tamika Jones

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See Saul Bass' Unused Posters for 'The Shining,' with Notes from Stanley Kubrick

8 August 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  Renowned designer Saul Bass — famous for his bold title sequences in films such as Psycho, The Man with the Golden Arm and North by Northwest — worked with one of the most meticulous directors in Hollywood leading up to one of 1980’s most iconic films. Bass partnered with Stanley Kubrick during the making of The Shining — about a family who ventures to an isolated hotel where strange, supernatural events take over. The designer created the original poster for the horror film, giving it a pointillist edge and strikingly slanted text. But as most Kubrick fans know, the director often put collaborators through their paces, reportedly requesting dozens of takes for a single scene from his actors and more. In Bass’ case, Kubrick didn’t...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Unused Saul Bass Movie Posters for The Shining

7 August 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here are a few unused posters for Stanley Kubrick's The Shining that were design by legendary poster artist and title designer Saul Bass. What's cool about these is that they also include notes from Kubrick on why they didn't work for the film. It gives us a little insight into how the illustrator worked with the filmmakers to get the right poster design that best represents the movie. The last poster at the end is the one they ended up using. Thanks to Firstshowing for the heads up!

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Check Out Unused Poster Design For Tim Burton's 'Batman'

7 August 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Something must be in the water this week, or maybe people are spending the summer clearing out the (digital) closet. This morning we saw rejected poster designs by legendary artist Saul Bass for Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," and now this afternoon comes another piece of unused art, this time for Tim Burton's "Batman." The one sheet below — which didn't even get to the coloring stage — was created by John Alvin. While he may not have quite the name recognition of Bass, he was hugely respected in his own right, having created memorable posters for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Blazing Sladdes," "Blade Runner," "Jurassic Park," "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Gremlins" and many more. He's done so much in fact, he's the subject of the upcoming book, "The Art of John Alvin," which hits stores later this month (and where »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Look at These Saul Bass Posters for 'The Shining' Rejected by Kubrick

7 August 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

If you're more than a casual fan of filmmaking, then you're probably familiar with the name Saul Bass for his work on opening credits sequences and posters for iconic films of the past from directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and more. Now we get a little insight into the creative process of figuring out how Saul Bass worked with filmmakers to craft just the right poster to get audiences interested in the film by way of some rejects designs for Kubrick's classic horror film The Shining. Some alternate designs have surfaced, complete with Kubrick's notes on what he didn't like about these pieces, and it's pretty fascinating. Here's three rejected Saul Bass designs for The Shining poster, followed by the final released design: Thanks to Open Culture (via The Playlist) for getting these online. The notes are the most interesting part of these designs, showing that Kubrick was very »

- Ethan Anderton

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Check Out Saul Bass Designed Posters For 'The Shining' Rejected By Stanley Kubrick

7 August 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Next year marks the 35th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of “The Shining” which of course means that writers across the internet are only months away from publishing retrospectives, oral histories and so forth regarding the film that popularized the phrase "redrum." In the meantime, we'll have to be satisfied with learning exactly how the iconic 1980 horror film got its very creepy poster. In addition to his infamously fastidious approach to filmmaking, Kubrick exerted control over the promotional materials of his films as well. For 'The Shining,' Kubrick handpicked Saul Bass, the genius graphic designer behind many of the most famous and greatest title sequences in cinema history, to create a poster along the lines of his previous iconic work. Thanks to Open Culture (via DesignBuddy), we can now see the back-and-forth process (communicated through handwritten notes) between Bass and the ever-demanding Kubrick —he frequently complained »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Funny Video: Meet the Dog Who Loves to Take Showers

7 August 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In movies, showers can be very scary places. Jack Nicholson in The Shining. Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. Janet Leigh in Psycho. Those horrifying images are filed away in a cabinet in our brains forever. So it's no wonder that dogs - including Turner, from Turner & Hooch - have an aversion to the cells that spew water from a faucet on high. But here's a brave gal who's living it up like Julia Roberts in the tub in Pretty Woman - she's happy as a clam!The creator of the video writes that if you don't close the door to the bathroom, »

- Amy Jamieson, @mylomickey

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