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Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining Meets David Lynch In “Blue Shining”

What would The Shining look like if it had been directed by David Lynch instead of Stanley Kubrick? Blue Shining is Richard Vezina's 8-minute exploration of the Overlook Hotel as seen through the eyes of David Lynch.
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Blue Shining: The Shining vs. David Lynch

What would The Shining look like if it had rather been directed by David Lynch? A dream or a nightmare? Blue Shining joyfully mixes the two universes by integrating “Kubrick” elements from the films of Lynch, giving the Stephen King classic a Lynchian atmosphere.

Experimental director Richard Vezina, creator of the magnificent David Lynch In Four Movements tribute, made a mash-up of Stanley Kubrick‘s classic horror flick The Shining based on the novel by Stephen King, and the world of David Lynch. His 8-minute short called Blue Shining premiered at the 2014 Fantasia International Film Festival and is now finally available online thanks Lynchland.

See if you can identify all the scenes from and hidden references to Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Fire Walk with Me, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire. The short’s soundtrack includes music by Angelo Badalamenti, Peter Ivers, Victor Young and Edward Heyman, Powermad, Toto, Rammstein, David Lynch and Chrysta Bell.

Blue Shining: Jack Nicholson in the Red Room
Jack Torrance in the Waiting Room. Redrum. Redrum. Redrum…

Blue Shining by Richard Vezina

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… so hit that play button!

Blue Shining: The Red Room - Wrong Way!

Also check out Jared Lyon’s visual mashup of the Red Room and the Overlook Hotel.


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What's your response to this?


  1. Qbin2001 says:


  2. Disturbing and creepy and haunting and brilliant.

  3. adam says:

    yes I have something to say about that. it would look like clockwork orange if I take a dump on it. why don’t you make your own shitty movies and leave other people’s masterpiece alone?

  4. Emory says:

    Absolute Brilliant! True labor of love… 2 snaps up and a circle. Loved Bob poster in food storage room. Highest kudos I’ve got to kudo out. Red rum room!

  5. mark says:

    Unreal. The Shining is my favorite movie. TP is obviously my favorite show. And then you throw in some Rammstein too? Best video ever!

  6. Ava says:

    So cléver and beautiful. I’ve seen The Shining and Lynch an obsessive amount of times and this was fresh.
    The re-edited Shining Twins, ahahahahahahahah. That’ll stick.

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