By: Gina Brandolino
Since we’ll be studying The Shining this semester in horror class, I thought I’d pass along this recent NPR interview with Stephen King about his sequel to The Shining, which, among other horrifying things, I am sure, explores the character of Danny as an adult.
The Shining is a movie students always mention as one of their favorite horror stories; it was one of the first student-recommended texts I added to the course. Though I know King wasn’t happy with the film adaptation of his book, it’s incredibly fun to teach, because there is just so much to analyze, and also, it’s one of the few ghost stories that stays a ghost story–does not slide into a story of demonic possession like so many others.
While I’m talking about The Shining, let me pass along one of my favorite blogthings, this site, which collects, for lack of a better way of putting it, memorabilia of The Shining.
By the way, my title for this post references the song that inspired King’s title for this excellent horror story.