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Why does the big screen love Stephen King so much?

It began in 1975. Director Brian De Palma read the 26-year-old Stephen King’s debut novel Carrie; he said that it was a “terrific book” and he was “very interested in doing it”. The screenplay was bought by United Artists, and the film released in 1976. Critics loved the film, and it was frequently cited as […]

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Film Reviews

Doctor Sleep – Who’s Afraid Of The Overlook Hotel?

How do you follow up Stanley Kubrick? Furthermore, how do you follow up the cultural behemoth that is The Shining, a film ubiquitous in pop culture and one that shapes its history? This is the question that director Mike Flanagan tries to grapple with in Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, that deals more […]

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Cult Column Film

The Shining

Halloween is upon us, and there’s no better way to celebrate the spookiest time of the year than watching an appropriately spooky film. From classics like The Omen to new releases like Us, there’s no shortage of great horror films to watch this Halloween. But one horror film stands above them all. It has creepy […]