“This time I’m going to do it. I promise.” It was five years ago when I said this to my dad. He was sitting in the living room, staring at me with the eyes of a man who was struggling with deja vu. It was a tired, defeated look. This was the fourth attempt I made at achieving a college education, and the fourth time I … Continue reading A Writer’s Block
In a career that spans over five decades, Stephen King has been terrifying his readers. He has created some of the most nefarious characters in literature, from the demonic clown of It to the psychotic nurse in Misery. He has been described by many as the “King of Horror”, but to his most loyal readers (Constant Readers) that name is a gross misconception. The Institute, … Continue reading The Institute: Book Review
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining has been regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all-time. Loosely based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, Kubrick’s vision focused more on the psychological thrills of the story, challenging the viewers to question what they saw was real or illusion. The movie as an adaptation has been vehemently opposed by fans of the book, however, the film on its own is nothing short of a directorial masterpiece.