Twin Peaks and The Shining have both been in the news lately. The Twin Peaks Revival, aka Twin Peaks Season 3, begins tomorrow at 9 PM on Showtime; fans are ecstatic to reunite with characters we haven’t seen in over 25 years. As for The Shining, we got news yesterday that a maze based on Stanley Kubrick’s seminal film will be a main feature of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.
It seemed like the perfect opportunity to share Blue Shining, a short film that asks hypothetically: What would happen if David Lynch directed The Shining? The short was created by filmmaker Richard Vezina who edited clips from Twin Peaks and The Shining with other films by Lynch including Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, and Inland Empire.
The end result is a surreal, beautiful nightmare that must be seen to be believed!
Official Synopsis: What would The Shining look like had it been directed by David Lynch? Would it be a dream or a nightmare? Blue Shining combines both worlds in a playful manner by integrating elements from Lynch’s films into Kubrick’s movie to give the Stephen King classic a Lynchian atmosphere. Can you find all the hidden items, including the blue key from Mulholland Dr.?… Enjoy!
Vezina: “Comments on the Web show that some people don’t understand the point of this video. With this mash-up, I didn’t mean to insinuate at all that The Shining would have been a better movie had it been directed by David Lynch! The Shining IS a masterpiece, after all. The only goal of this mash-up is to entertain people. David Lynch has his own unique style, and I integrated excerpts from his movies to the Shining for fun only. Kubrick and Lynch are both geniuses, and their movies are self-sufficient.”
What do you think about Blue Shining? Are you excited to check out Twin Peaks Season 3 tomorrow on Showtime? Were you stoked to hear that there will be a Shining maze at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights? Let’s talk in the Comments section!