Stephen King’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ Returns to ‘The Shining’ With Mixed Results [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“Life was a wheel, its only job was to turn, and it always came back to where it started.” The Losers’ Club: A Stephen King Podcast heads to Frazier, New Hampshire to review Stephen King’s 2013 novel, Doctor Sleep. The sequel to 1977’s The Shining follows a much-older Danny Torrance, whose battle with alcoholism becomes […]

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5 of This Week’s Coolest Horror Collectibles Including ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Skateboards!

Killer Collectibles highlights five of the most exciting new horror products announced each and every week, from toys and apparel to artwork, records, and much more. Here are the coolest horror collectibles unveiled this week! The Shining (1997) Blu-ray from Scream Factory The 1997 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining will be released on Blu-ray […]

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5 of This Week’s Coolest Horror Collectibles Including ‘Chainsaw Massacre’ 20th Anniversary Shirt

Killer Collectibles highlights five of the most exciting new horror products announced each and every week, from toys and apparel to artwork, records, and much more. Here are the coolest horror collectibles unveiled this week! The Shining & Jaws Prints from Readful Things Best known for his one-of-a-kind pop culture action figures, Readful Things is […]

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The King of Father’s Day: Stephen King’s Best and Worst Fathers

Beware! Spoilers for the work of Stephen King abound.  Stephen King has always been a self-referential writer. In addition to his poignant memoir On Writing and a multitude of forwards and afterwards in his Uncle Steve voice, the Master of Horror tends to inject his fiction with characters that bear a striking resemblance to his […]

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Rob Savage on Building ‘The Boogeyman’, Scaring Stephen King, and Looking to ‘The Langoliers’ [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

Filmmaker Rob Savage is one of the most exciting eyes working in the horror genre today. In 2020, Host became an overnight hit for found footage horror. Last year’s DASHCAM took everyone on a ride into the lowest bowels of hell. And, now, wasting zero time, he’s back with The Boogeyman, his Stephen King adaptation […]

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Ranking Stephen King’s Writers: From Ben Mears to Scott Landon [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

Of all the advice Stephen King offers in On Writing, “write what you know” may be the best. It’s certainly advice he follows as his vast catalogue is bursting with writers and the occasional villainous scribe. With King’s last literary outing as Richard Bachman behind them, the Losers round up all of King’s fictional writers […]

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Groovy Party Isn’t It? Bruce Campbell Invites You to BruceFest 2022 at the Stanley Hotel

From December 1st to 3rd, a legion of horror hounds will descend upon the Stanley Hotel for BruceFest, a three-day extravaganza that allows fans to properly hail to their king—the one and only Bruce Campbell. As Campbell points out, the venue alone already has some pretty legendary horror bona fides. “The Stanley inspired Stephen King […]

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Unlikely Survivors: Six of the Best “Final Kids” in Horror

Horror has always been a matter of perspective. The maniac with a knife just isn’t as intimidating when he’s facing off against a SWAT team, and the only thing keeping Predator from turning into an all-out slasher flick is the size of the protagonists’ biceps. It’s a lot easier to fear for a helpless victim, […]

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10 More Horror Prequels We Want to See After Ti West’s ‘Pearl’

The release of Ti West’s ‘Pearl’ this weekend raises the question of which other horror classics would benefit from the prequel treatment. Ti West has pulled off an impressive feat in 2022 by not only introducing audiences to Maxine, Pearl, and the world of X, but fleshing it out into its own horror trilogy within […]

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‘The Shining’ Actor Joe Turkel Has Passed Away at 94

Known to horror fans for his role as Lloyd the bartender in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, we’ve learned the sad news this weekend that veteran actor Joe Turkel has passed away. Turkel was 94 years old, passing away at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. In addition to his iconic role in The Shining, […]

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‘The Shining’ at 25 – Heading Back to the Overlook for a More Faithful Adaptation

Not all Stephen King adaptations are created equal, but the author usually keeps his criticisms to himself. The one exception is The Shining; King has been famously vocal, to varying extents over the years, about his issues with Stanley Kubrick’s take on his 1977 novel. King’s constant readers also grapple with the disconnect between the […]

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‘The Shining’ Screen-Used Axe Prop Heads to Auction With $55,000 Current Bid

One of the most iconic horror movie props of all time is the axe swung by Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining, and as you might imagine, several different axe props were actually used for the making of the movie. One of them was recently sold off by The Prop Store for […]

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Stephen King News Roundup: On ‘Welcome to Derry’, Ben Stiller’s ‘The Shining’, and King Gaming [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

The heat is on across King’s Dominion. So, once again, The Losers’ Club is putting on their shades, revving up their Plymouth Fury convertible, and feeling the breeze in Hollywood King. It’s another high-octane news episode that finds Losers Michael Roffman, Jenn Adams, Justin Gerber, and Randall Colburn cycling through all the latest Stephen King headlines. […]

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Ben Stiller in Talks to Play Jack Torrance in ‘The Shining’ Stage Adaptation

Stephen King‘s The Shining is headed to the stage with a brand new adaptation from Ivo van Hove, and Deadline reports today that Ben Stiller is in talks to star as Jack Torrance! Deadline reports, “Rehearsals are set to begin in the fall, with London performances targeted for January 2023. An eventual move to Broadway is […]

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Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ Traps Stephen King’s Prose In a Neverending Labyrinth [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t.” The Overlook Hotel is back in business, and The Losers’ Club is checking into Room 237 to revisit Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Scatman Crothers, the iconic Stephen King adaptation continues to lull generations of cinephiles and horror fans alike […]

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