Is The Shining a Bad Movie?

Okay, hear me out; The Shining fails as an adaptation for all the reasons we all know by this point, but does it fail as a horror movie in its own right? Well, I believe it does, according to my own subjective criteria on what a horror film needs to be.
Videos referenced; – The Shining (1980) – Making The Shining (1980) – The Haunting of Hill House (2018) – I Feel Fantastic (

Again, this video is based on my own subjective opinions on filmmaking and horror – if you disagree, feel free to let me know in the comments!

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There Are No Ghosts in The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Bly Manor is coming out next week, and as I already had the studio set up for the video on The Shining (1980), I decided to make a bonus video all about my theory surrounding Hill House and how there are no actual ghosts in it.

In Defence of Slender Man (2018)

YouTube has a movie criticism problem; too often films are judged on arbitrary binary attributes and there is no nuance. Well, today I am going to argue the merits of 2018’s Slender Man. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it is a ‘good movie’, but rather that it is a lot smarter than you might think and most importantly – it’s not all bad. Or, ‘bad’. We’re going to talk about Marble Hornets, character agency and mythological representation.

Host: Pandemic Gimmick or Quarantine Terror?

Is Host (2020) really as scary as people keep saying? To say the Shudder-released Zoom-based horror, from the team behind the brilliant short Dawn of the Deaf, has taken the world by storm is an understatement. But is this passion a result of actual quality, or is it because we’ve had no movie news besides Nolan’s constant whining about Tenet’s release date for months?