A huge bear was spotted wandering through the halls of the hotel which inspired Stephen King to write horror classic The Shining. A terrified clerk working the overnight shift at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado witnessed the unusual visitor early on Thursday. The bear managed to open the hotel’s front door and walk into the lobby while roughly 300 guests were asleep. The Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for Stephen King’s horror novel, The Shining, which was made into a movie in 1980 by Stanley Kubrick . Read More Top Stories from Mirror Online It’s part of being in the Rocky Mountains, we do have a hotel next to a National Park… wildlife is part of the gig,” hotel vice-president Reed Rowley told KCNC . “The bears up here are super clever and once in a while they do figure out a way to poke their heads in.” Rowley said the employee at the front desk was the only person in the room and calmly filmed the bear as it poked around the lobby, KWGN … [Read more...] about Scary bear walks through ‘The Shining hotel’ which inspired Stephen King’s novel
THE Shining is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made despite author Stephen King being personally unhappy with the handling of the book's themes. The legendary horror writer returned to one of his most beloved novels in 2013 and now Ewan McGregor has the chance to better deliver Stephen's vision but who does he play and when is it out? When is Doctor Sleep out in the UK? Doctor Sleep, the highly-anticipated sequel to Stephen King's iconic-haunted hotel horror, The Shining, is set to be released January 24, 2020. This would make it exactly 40 years since the original release of Stanley Kubrick's version of the Shining with Jack Nicholson, which was released in 1980. Doctor Sleep is based on the 2013 novel of the same name, which itself was the long-awaited sequel to the 1977 classic. It is set to be directed by Mike Flanagan, who has already had experience adapting Stephen's work, having helmed 2017's Gerald's Game. What's the sequel … [Read more...] about When is Doctor Sleep out in the UK, what’s the sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining about and who does Ewan McGregor play?
Bryan Alexander USA TODAY Published 2:15 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Ewan McGregor has been cast to play Jack Nicholson's screen son Danny Torrance in the sequel to "The Shining." McGregor will portray the now-grown son in the horror film "Doctor Sleep," based on Stephen King's best-selling follow-up novel, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly. The 2013 novel features Dan Torrance all grown up and haunted by (literally and figuratively) the tragic events in the 1980 classic Stanley Kubrick film "The Shining." Danny (originally played by Danny Lloyd) was chased by his ax-carrying father (Jack Nicholson in an unforgettable performance) into the snowy grounds of their deserted Overlook Hotel, where Jack died in the snow. Danny ended up escaping with his mother Wendy (Shelley Duvall). More: Ewan McGregor is ready and willing to suit up for 'Star Wars' as Obi-Wan Kenobi Mike Flanagan is attached … [Read more...] about Here’s Danny! Ewan McGregor to play Jack Nicholson’s grown son in ‘The Shining’ sequel
Stephen King has thrown fresh criticism at Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of his novel The Shining. The US author, who famously dislikes the classic horror film, once described the 1980 release as “a big, beautiful Cadillac with no engine inside it” branding the director's version of Wendy - played by Shelley Duvall opposite Jack Nicholson's Jack Torrance - “one of the most misogynistic characters ever put on film. While King remains a fan of Kubrick himself (he has deemed him “a terrifically smart guy” behind “some of the movies that mean a lot to me"), he has reignited his disdain for The Shining in the pages of his new novel, The Outsider. Read more Stephen King's new horror series Castle Rock looks terrifying Stephen King reveals what he thinks of Stranger Things 2 It: Chapter 2 adds adult Stanley and Eddie actors to cast According to IndieWire, it's noted in this new book how a character is watching Kubrick's 1957 war film Paths of … [Read more...] about Stephen King criticises Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining in new novel
Two years ago, my esteemed colleague Anne Billson wrote of her weariness at the ubiquity of references in popular culture to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. She charted the film’s journey from critical contempt and befuddlement to belated appreciation, and how that mirrored her own defrosting towards it as she went from seeing what it wasn’t (a faithful adaption of Stephen King’s novel) to appreciating it for what it was — a film with its own merits not necessarily derived from the book, including scenes she describes as “little masterpieces of unease.” With the release of Room 237, a documentary about obsessive fans of the movie and their various theories about it, the scales then tipped the other way again as she realised that “otherwise normal people seemed as obsessed [with The Shining] as Jack Torrance had been with the Overlook.” What a grump, eh? Well, no. I feel the same way. In fact, I’m … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight By recreating it, Ready Player One does The Shining a disservice Julian Barnes Q&A: “I might have made a useful priest, perhaps in rural France”