Gave me nightmares

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by HacknSlashHERO, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. HacknSlashHERO
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    HacknSlashHERO New Member

    I have never ever been scared reading a book before. This one takes the cake. The images it creates have stayed with me long after I have put it down. I don't know why it so scary since I cannot put it down to one part or another....well I do know that the kid(if you can call it that) in the playground gave me nightmares. After that I knew this book was set apart from the others I have read. I grew up reading horror novels and watching any scary movie I could get my eyes on. My mother would watch this movie when I was a child and I never gave it second thought/chance until a few weeks ago. I though how silly I've seen this and not read the book. So off to the library I went. It has started a marathon of King books. I still can't shake this feeling that has stayed with me from reading The shining. Thank you Stephen King for......scaring me and making me afraid like a little girl.
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  2. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    What say, Hack! So which one took more out of you...the movie...or the book...and why? :) Or both?
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    The book... the movie just didn't scare me. I found the book gave you more of the madness the Overlook could create. I like that it explained the background of the ghost's that come to call Overlook home. The movie was good. I think maybe it was the director vision that turned me off. I wasn't drawn into the movie or the characters, at the end of the movie I was left feeling confused. After reading the book I was left with the feeling of creepiness that took a few weeks to leave.
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  4. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I enjoyed the movie with Jack Nicholson...first SK experience for me. Have not seen the remake...I think there's a remake but am not positive about that. But yeah, the story gives you so much more. I like how Jack is a kind of Lear character, a man more sinned against than sinning. The movie had some good qualities...that feeling of emptiness, solitude, creepy solitude, the unexplained, those hedge animals, long empty corridors.
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...scads of people go on and on about the horror of the interior of The Overlook-I myself find the episodes outside more eerie and frightening...
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    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    The Book! acck.

    I read it while I was a teenager.. and had a job as a maid in a hotel....

    AHHHH. I still remember being afraid to pull back a shower curtain. And I still am.

    The book, the book the book! :)
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    Whole damn book just oozes creepy from start to finish. Isolation, supernatural themes, pre-cognition, haunted hotel....mallet wielding possessed maniac....yet more proof that Mr. King is a kung fu ninja bada** when it comes to writing. One of the best books ever.
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