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51 Directors’ Favorite Horror Movies: Bong Joon Ho, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, and More

[Editor’s note: The following list was originally published October 15, 2019 and has been updated with new entries multiple times since.]Whether you’re looking for a scary movie to watch on Halloween or conjuring up the creeps some other time of year, there’s no better way to score top-tier recommendations than to ask other movie-lovers about […]

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The Others Offers a Different Take on the Haunted House Flick

Haunted house flicks are prolific. From the age of classical Hollywood (Robert Wise’s The Haunting) through to schlocky-yet-underrated ’70s yarns such as The Amityville Horror, franchise fan favorite The Conjuring to more cerebral fare like The Shining and The Haunting of Hill House, the ghost story is a tireless movie-making springboard. It’s a genre that […]

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New ‘Shining’ Movie Dead Due to ‘Doctor Sleep’ Bomb, Mike Flanagan Confirms

Warner Bros. has officially said goodnight to the “Doctor Sleep” sequel.Director Mike Flanagan confirmed on Twitter that his proposed “The Shining” sequel follow-up is indefinitely shelved. The film was set to focus on the fan-favorite character Dick Hallorann, played by Scatman Crothers (and killed) in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”; he’s played by Carl Lumbly in […]

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‘Cars on the Road’: How Pixar’s Animated Series Pays Homage to Ray Harryhausen and ‘The Shining’

.In Pixar’s new animated short-form series, “Cars on the Road” (currently streaming on Disney+), creator/director and animator Steve Purcell puts Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) on a cross-country trek full of cinematic nostalgia. The stops include homages to the stop-motion dinosaurs of Ray Harryhausen, the Overlook Hotel from “The Shining,” […]

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Stanley Kubrick Borrowed Some NASA Tech To Capture Barry Lyndon’s Natural Look

Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 epic “Barry Lyndon” is one of the most beautifully photographed movies ever committed to celluloid. The film’s cinematographer John Alcott had previously shot “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “A Clockwork Orange” for Kubrick, and would win an Academy Award for his work on “Lyndon.” Alcott would also shoot “The Shining,” as well […]

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Stephen King Doesn’t Pay Much Mind To His Movie Adaptations

Since the release of Stephen King’s novel “Carrie” in 1974, the author has been one of the most famous American horror writers of all time. In his long career, he has created homicidal cars, psychotic clowns, and obsessive fans. King’s macabre stories always keep avid readers entertained, and his characters and plots are often adapted […]

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