Stephen King has written a lot of novels. Many of them have been made into movies. Most of those movies blew goats. Blew them with great gusto and much enthusiasm.
‘The Shining’ was not one of them. It was good. As far as horror movies go it was the Cadillac of horror films. Directed by the late Stanley Kubrick and starring one of hottest actors of the time, Jack Nicholson, it has gone on to become one of the standards by which horror films are measured.
The status the film has attained is interesting considering Shelly Duvall and Stanley Kubrick were nominated for Razzie Awards for their work on this film. (Halle Berry, there’s still hope for you and your ‘Catwoman’ performance! *thumbs up*)
Stephen King, however, has discovered that he’s got another story for young Danny Torrance from ‘The Shining.’ In the sequel, ‘Dr. Sleep,’ Danny is fully grown and using his mental powers to help ill patients die with no pain. However, this does not go well with a group of wandering psychic vampires that feed on people’s energy.
Stephen King actually read the first chapter of ‘Dr. Sleep’ at George Mason University this past weekend. He’s gonna release the official audio later, but why wait if someone’s got a camera phone?