Is A Director Checking In To ‘The Overlook Hotel’?

Hasn’t been a lot of news lately on this project but reports are floating around that Warner Brother’s is hard at work attempting to bring Mark Romanek on board as the director of the much anticipated prequel to ‘The Shining’ titled ‘The Overlook Hotel’. Genre fans may remember Romanek as the writer/director of ‘One Hour Photo’. You believe that film came out 12 years ago! Holy crap! Published reports indicate that this prequel will tell … Continue reading

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Make Your House Smell Like A Horror Classic


I love the folks at Horror Decor. They are always coming up with great new ideas to bring a little horror to your domicile. There latest creation is a line of horror film inspired candles. There are five to choose from so CLICK HERE and head on over to the sites pre-order page and check them all out.

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ROOM 237 Checks In To Blu-ray

If you listen to our podcast (and if you don’t, what the hell is wrong with you!) then you are already familiar with the documentary ROOM 237 which shows us the films and its fans in a way that you have never seen before. It’s been on VOD for a while now and finally it is making the trip to Blu-ray. Got the press announcement this afternoon and wanted to make sure you all got … Continue reading

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Read A Little Of Stephen King’s DOCTOR SLEEP

Easily one of the most anticipated literary events of the year is Stephen King’s sequel to THE SHINING a novel titled DOCTOR SLEEP. King fans for years have wondered what ever happened to little Danny and now, almost 30 years later we’re all going to find out. King spoke with the AARP website and had the following to say about the project: “When the [sequel] idea would pop up in my mind I would think, … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 53


The old dark house. The creepy dilapidated manor. The remote isolate hotel. Haunted Houses! The idea fascinates audiences, directors and screen writers creating one of the most chilling of horror sub-genres. James Wan’s latest film, The Conjuring, is a brilliant example of a haunted house film…and more. Co-hosts, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani, join together to run through their lists of Top 10 Haunted House films. The Shining. Poltergeist. The Haunting. Ghost, spirits, demons and Jack Nicholson. Get Ready! … Continue reading

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A New Poster Shows Up For ROOM 237 And It’s A -MAZE-ING!!


The pseudo-documentary ROOM 237 has really made a name for itself on the festival circuit creating a literal buzz everywhere it has been shown. Now it’s on VOD and a home video release is soon to follow. One thing that IFC has really stepped up to the plate on is producing creative, funky artwork to keep us fans tantalized and this new poster is a bit of a mash up from previous ones but it … Continue reading

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ROOM 237 Gets Some Fancy New Artwork


A new one sheet has clawed its way from ROOM 237 the documentary style feature on THE SHINING. Playing off the very popular paperback release of the Stephen King novel this new poster certainly grabs your attention. Yeah, see what I mean, sure does stand out!

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The Trailer For ROOM 237 Is Bloody Good


I didn’t know what to make of this new documentary coming out that is all about THE SHINING. It’s called ROOM 237 and when I first heard about it I couldn’t figure out if it was a legit documentary about the film and its impact or if it is some kind of faux drama based on the film and the legendary controversy that has surrounded it for decades. Truth be told, I still don’t know. … Continue reading

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The Shining (1980) Movie Poster (Version 2)


The Shining (1980) Movie Poster (Version 2)

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The Shining (1980) Movie Poster (Version 1)


The Shining (1980) Movie Poster (Version 1)

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Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 1


With Halloween around the corner, we wanted to make sure we included our mark on the top 20 scariest films of all time. The selections have been scrutinized over and in fact mirror many other such lists. Though we’d added a few surprises that I think get forgotten from time to time. I wanted to point out something painfully obvious. Alot of our scariest films occurred at the 70’s end years. I don’t think it’s … Continue reading


Film Review: The Shining (1997)


SYNOPSIS: A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. REVIEW: Written by: Stephen King Directed by: Mick Garris Starring: Melvin Van Peebles, Pat Hingle, Wil Horneff, Shawnee Smith, Sam Raimi, Mick Garris, Steven Weber, Rebecca De Mornay, Courtland Mead and Stephen King Based on the novel by: Stephen King Hello, “constant viewers.” This is for what some would call the re-make … Continue reading


The 7 Scariest Horror Movies of My Childhood


Movies have been a part of my existence pretty much since day one and that also included horror movies.  I’m not sure what the hell my parents were thinking- maybe it was because they were kids raising kids- but my earliest motion picture memories had Mrs. Voorhees stalking camp counselors, Jack Torrance chasing his wife and son through a hotel with an ax, and Max fending off the mohawked followers of Lord Humongous alongside Luke … Continue reading


Top 10 Most Claustrophobic Horror Films


Devil, the new horror film produced by M. Night, is set to release this Friday September 17th, I don’t know how I feel about it yet since M. Night ruined The Last Airbender series for me, but that is neither here nor there.  In honor of this horror/thriller film that takes place entirely in an elevator, I have decided to search through my collection of horror films and bring you the top ten horror films … Continue reading


Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Haunted Houses


During the Seventies and early Eighties, around the same time every evil child or expectant mother was becoming possessed by the Devil and slashers of every type were coming out of the woodwork to slaughter teens and campers on every given holiday, real estate was having a rough time dealing with ghosts and evil entities. While many of these features are memorable, most end up as footnotes in horror history. Classics like The Amityville Horror … Continue reading

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Trailer: The Shining (1980)

Trailer: The Shining (1980) A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

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