Because why the hell not, right?
The 1980s kicked off with a bang thanks to, to name just two films, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980) and Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981). One film proved that one of the most respected filmmakers in Hollywood could do horror as well as he could do everything else, while the other brought a fresh new voice onto the scene.
But what if Sam Raimi had directed The Shining? Okay, so it’s probably a question you’ve never actually asked yourself. Because why would you? But one fan, for whatever reason, did just ask himself that question.
Likely after noting some similarities between The Shining and The Evil Dead, YouTuber Niklas Kelliher cut together a fan trailer for Sam Raimi’s The Shining, using clips from Kubrick’s film and both the audio and frenetic sensibilities of the Evil Dead 2 trailer.
Of course, none of the iconic images from The Shining would exist as we know them without Kubrick bringing them to the screen, but it’s a fun take on the trailer for The Shining that puts a bit of a different spin on the 1980 masterpiece.
Check it out below. And be sure to watch until the very end.