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Stephen King Gets the Funko Pop Treatment with Two New Vinyls

Stephen King Gets the Funko Pop Treatment with Two New Vinyls

Stephen King is the master of horror and supernatural thrillers. He has blessed up with some of the most iconic horror books out there which have easily been transferred into films. Stephen King’s IT, Pet Semetary, The Shining, Gerald’s Game, Stand by Me, Shawshank Redemption and so much more. His storytelling is easily influenced generations of writers and artists […]

“Doctor Sleep” is a Cover Band Sequel to “The Shining” [Review]

“Doctor Sleep” is a Cover Band Sequel to “The Shining” [Review]

The movie version of Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s decades-later sequel to The Shining, arrived with a ton of hype and mostly positive reviews. Writer-director Mike Flanagan is probably the best adapter of King stories. He’s a massive King fan and meticulous, serious and thoughtful filmmaker. King reportedly disliked the Stanley Kubrick adaptation of The Shining […]

Castle of Horror: The Stephen King Retrospective

Castle of Horror: The Shining (1997): The Stephen King Retrospective

In the lobby of the lovely Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado sits a gift shop, right next to the wide, wooden central stair. The gift shop long ago embraced the one thing that the Stanley is most famous for above all else: its place as the inspiration, so the legend goes, for Stephen King’s […]

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“Doctor Sleep” Review: An Atmospheric Return to the World of “The Shining”

Doctor Sleep is a slow-moving and but fantastic return to the world of The Shining that relies on a fantastic world-building and atmosphere instead of jump scares. Director: Mike Flanagan Summary: Years following the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as he tries to protect her […]



“Shining” Actor Danny Lloyd Talks “Doctor Sleep” Trailer, Shelly Duvall

“Shining” Actor Danny Lloyd Talks “Doctor Sleep” Trailer, Shelly Duvall

Danny Lloyd, the original actor who played Danny Torrance in the Stanley Kubrick-directed The Shining, said he was surprised by the latest trailer for Doctor Sleep. The former child actor co-starred with Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall, who played his parents Jack and Wendy, respectively, in the 1980 horror film adapted from the Stephen King […]

Stanley Kubrick's Classic of Horror, 'The Shining' is Getting a Full 4K Remaster

Stanley Kubrick’s Horror Classic ‘The Shining’ Getting a Full 4K Remaster

Whenever studios actually go through their back catalog of classic films and do a proper remastering from the original film stock with a 4K scan to a 4K Ultra-HD disc, the results are almost always outstanding. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be delivering an early Halloween present to fans of Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick […]

Attending conventions as fans throughout the years, there is one that has always stuck out to us as a "Why don't we have a booth here?" type of show, and that's DesignerCon. For the uninitiated, DesignerCon, or D-Con, is a collection of artists with a primary focus on designer toys, though over the years it has expanded to posters, pins, and just great art in general. D-Con is a show that has some of your favorite artists, while giving you the opportunity to discover many, many soon-to-be favorites, and we couldn't be more excited to have a booth there for the first time! DesignerCon 2018 will be November 16-18, 2018. We will be located at Booth 2219. Public Hall Hours: Friday 5pm – 9pm VIP Only Saturday 9am – 7pm Sunday 9am – 5pm VIP’s Enter at 9am/ General at 10am

Mondo Puts Their Leftover DesignerCon Posters up for Sale Today

Mondo will have their remaining stock of posters from last months DesignerCon available to purchase today. Both The Shining by JC Richard and Alien by Florian Bertmer will be available in limited quantities today at a random time on Mondo’s webstore. Also available will be some of their Bruce Lee enamel pins by fan-favorite artist, Jock. […]

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Mondo is Bringing Awesome Exclusives to DesignerCon Next Week

Mondo will be at DesignerCon next weekend, and they are bringing all kinds of awesome exclusives with them. Pins, posters, tiki mugs, and an Iron Giant vinyl figure. As with all of their products, they will all be extremely limited and first come, first served. Personally that Alien poster and the Bruce Lee enamel pin […]

Pinup Girl Clothing has Overlook Hotel Items Available for Pre-Order

Dear Pinup Girl Clothing- our closets need a section devoted purely to your shapely dresses, swinging skirts, and the new Overlook Hotel inspired collection. Fans of The Shining will no doubt know the most recognizable hotel carpet in cinema history (this side of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis) as well as the blue-purple pattern, which features in […]

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Funko NYCC Exclusives Wave 4: Movies, Anime, and Disney!

Funko has begun revealing their exclusives for NYCC 2018. While not as many as SDCC, this is the second-biggest show of the year for them as far as exclusives go, and they will be spending the week showing off what fans and collectors can get at the show. Remember: you have to enter the Funko […]

At The Overlook Hotel, All Work and No Honey Makes Bear a Dull Cub

In what might end up being one of the best viral marketing campaigns ever for Hulu‘s Castle Rock (then again…), the staff at The Stanley Hotel — the visual inspiration for director Stanley Kubrick‘s 1980 horror film adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1977 novel and the filming location for the 1997 television adaptation — had a […]

The Shining Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ Casts Carl Lumbly and Alex Essoe

Warner Bros. has added two new cast members to their adaptation of Doctor Sleep, sequel to “The Shining”. According to Deadline Carl Lumbly has been cast as Dick Halloran and Alex Essoe will play Wendy Torrance. These roles were previously portrayed by Scatman Crothers and Shelley Duvall in the original movie. Doctor Sleep begins as Torrance […]

Ewan McGregor Starring in ‘The Shining’ Sequel ‘Dr. Sleep’ as Danny

Today in “sequels no one wanted” news, we’re apparently getting a The Shining followup film based on “Dr. Sleep” and Ewan McGregor will be playing grownup Danny. Variety broke the ‘news’ just a little bit ago that Warner Bros. has been planning to adapt the Stephen King book “Dr. Sleep”, the novel-sequel to “The Shining”, into a film […]


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Stephen King Fans, Grab This Soundtrack Collection While You Can

Stephen King is having quite the year. Movies, books, TV shows — the guy is everywhere. These are all quality releases, as well, in all areas. That includes this new soundtrack collection, up for order today from Varèse Sarabande Records. Four of the most under-appreciated scores from his many film adaptions are represented here. This […]

Stephen King Has Had A Pretty Good Run On TV, Actually

Stephen King has transcended to that special level of societal acceptance known as the “lovingly take you for granted because we assume you’ll always be around” stage. It’s not meant as an insult, more as a testament to how long you’ve sustained a solid level of quality to the extent that people just assume it from […]

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The Shining, Psycho, Beetlejuice, And More New Horror From Funko

I don’t know about you, but a adorable jack Torrance from The Shining on my desk at work was not something I thought I needed until i opened up the Funko blog this morning and saw one. Now, If I don’t have one my desk will feel incomplete. For horror fans, a new wave of Funko […]

The Hotel That Inspired The Shining To Open A Horror Film Center

According to a press release spotted by The Criterion Collection website, the Stanley Hotel intends to build “the world’s first horror themed museum, film archive and film production studio.” The project has applied for a state credit to build the facility, to be called The Stanley Film Center. The hotel, in Estes Park, Colorado, is […]