Stanly Kubrick’s The Shining, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, is one of the most controversial, studied, and debated film of any genre. It’s almost as though the deeper you look, the more disturbing subtext emerges. It’s kind of like a macabre Rorschach test, where images and concepts come to mind as a person stares at the ominous inkblots.
Filmmaker and artist Martin Kerdel makes this comparison concrete in a recreation of the credits to The Shining in the unique inkblot style of a retro Rorschach test. Check it out below, along with key cards created in the same style. More of Kerdel’s work can be seen on his official website, HERE
Official Synopsis: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.