Today in Movie Culture: James Franco Does 'The Shining,' When Slapstick Meets Horror and More

Today in Movie Culture: James Franco Does 'The Shining,' When Slapstick Meets Horror and More

Oct 26, 2017

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:


Theme Park Cameo of the Day:

Watch James Franco and Chris Bauer in disguise as Jack Nicholson's character from The Shining scaring fans at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights attraction:


Mashup of the Day:

Speaking of The Shining, two Stephen King properties come together for this fan art mixing that movie with both versions of It:


Video Essay of the Day:

In this video essay perfectly timed for Halloween, Matt Draper considers the power of slapstick horror in Evil Dead II


Genre Showcase of the Day:

Tis the season for scary movies, so IMDb looks at the specific subgenre of psychological horror in this video: 


Vintage Image of the Day:

Bob Hoskins, who was born on this day in 1942, with director Robert Zemeckis and the title character on the set of 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit


Actor in the Spotlight:

In honor of the return of The Walking Dead, No Small Parts looks back on the career of Pollyanna McIntosh:


Movie Science of the Day:

With lots of zombie movie watching going on this month, CineFix's Reelistic explores the truth about epidemics compared to their cinematic depiction:


Movie Trivia of the Day:

In anticipation of Halloween, ScreenRant looks at the dark secrets of a holiday favorite, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride:


Cosplay of the Day:

For now we'll just have to imagine this, but Hugh Jackman teases that he's going as the classic comic book version of Wolverine for Halloween:



Classic Trailer of the Day:

This week marks the 55th anniversary of the release of The Manchurian Candidate. Watch the original trailer for the classic movie below.




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