Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is considered to be one of the scariest movies in horror history. It also routinely appears on lists of the best films of all time. Everyone seems to love the film, except for the one person whose opinion really matters: the author of the original book, Stephen King. From the moment Kubrick's film was released in 1980, King began voicing his disapproval, and in 1997, he finally did something about it.
King convinced ABC to air a remake of The Shining, written by King himself and directed by Mick Garris, who also directed the miniseries adaptation of King's The Stand. When The Shining TV series was released in '97, horror fans were perplexed. The three-episode miniseries definitely infused the story with King’s voice, but perhaps not for the better.
The Series Only Exists Because King Hated Kubrick's Adaptation
The Series Was Filmed At The Stanley Hotel, King's Inspiration For 'The Shining'
The Series Basically Covers The Book In Its Entirety
King Cameos As An Undead Bandleader Named Gage Creed
Several Familiar Horror Faces Make Cameos
Tony Appears In The Series, Complete With High-Waisted Pants