8 Crazy Theories About The Shining


This week, author Stephen King is releasing a sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. It’s called Doctor Sleep, which already sounds kind of creepy, and in it Danny Torrance is all grown up. For some strange reason, however, the guy is still haunted by that one time his dad went all “Here’s Johnny!” and tried to murder him and his mom with an axe after Danny was repeatedly subjected to nightmarish visions of blood-filled elevators, naked corpse-women, and extremely creepy dead twins.

Also on the horizon is the Blu-ray release of the documentary Room 237, which takes a fascinating look at all the insane theories that have cropped up over the years about Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining, which was of course based on King’s book. So if you thought The Shining was just about a little kid getting chased by ghosts and dads and whatnot, read on to find out all the wacky messages people get from the film after watching it a billion times and, presumably, going off their meds.