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There’s a tendency among those who love horror to trash new horror and revere old horror. In reality, there’s a lot of good new horror out there and a lot of bad old horror.

And vice versa.

But there’s just something about vintage horror that makes me happy. It’s easy to find fault with a lot of the campier stuff, but there’s so much fun to be had with the older, way campier stuff. The practical effects, the creativity and just the nostalgia of it.

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The Great Stephen King Reread: The Shining

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The Great Stephen King Reread continues and this time, it’s one of King’s most famous masterpieces: The Shining.

And it is a masterpiece. So far, I’ve found that most (but not all, and we’ll get to that) King’s books get even better with the reader’s age. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve developed near-crippling anxiety, depression and whatever else (that’s its own horror tale). Seeing Jack Torrance struggle with his own inner demons made the terror for both Jack and Danny more real for me as an older reader. Whereas some horror loses its ability to scare, I’ve found that The Shining has the ability to scare me in a completely different way than it did as a teenager. And I find that utterly remarkable. 

As a teen, it was the possibility of the supernatural that terrified me. As an adult, it’s the creeping terror of being at the mercy of your inner demons. 

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