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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark pays homage to The Shining

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Cinema Symbolism, Entertainment, Film, Occult Hollywood, Stanley Kubrick, Symbolism with tags , , , , , , , on August 23, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

Guillermo del Toro honors Stanley Kubrick in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019). We have two allusions to The Shining (1980), with a R.E.D. Room and the Pale Lady, seen frequently roaming the end of corridors.

(Top left) The Grady Twins become the Pale Lady (top right), while REDRUM (bottom left) becomes the Records & Evaluation Dept. (bottom right) – the same direction as the Boiler House.