The following contains spoilers for every version of The Shining and both versions of its sequel Doctor Sleep. With a legendary, cross-genre publishing career pushing toward its fifth decade, Stephen King’s name has become a thing unto itself. It is adjectival; it has top billing; it is printing […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century knows we’re all just trying our best. “Here’s the thing, though — we constantly make these decisions when we’re not under the stress of being chased down by a serial killer who’s already killed half off our friend group. A lot of […]
Moving house is one of the most dangerous things you can do in horror movies, asking for trouble as surely as having premarital sex, toking up, or going down to the basement to check the fuses. So, naturally, Sean Byrne’s 2015 film The Devil’s Candy follows the Hellman […]
As an English student and aspiring Clive Barker, no feedback made me want to shove things in places more than that hoary old chestnut “show, don’t tell.” It was glib, it was unspecific, and worst of all, it was annoyingly valid. So, yay, no one has to say […]
Nick Den Boer and Davy Force’s The Chickening is finally available to haunt your dreams forever. (The Gutter’s own Carol posted about The Chickening on the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness program blog here and here).
Cinephelia & Beyond collects the original treatment for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining as well as interviews with Kubrick about working on the script with novelist Diane Johnson. (Thanks, Mark!)