July 26, 1928 On this day in Horror History, Stanley Kubrick was born. Perhaps one of the most influential and visionary film-makers of all time, Kubrick’s brilliance poured into ever cinematic masterpiece he ever made. Having lent his genius to such classics as The Shining (1980), A Clockwork Orange (1971), and Full Metal Jacket (1987), Seven of his last nine films were nominated for Oscars and he personally was nominated for Best Director four consecutive times.
The beauty and boundless radiance within Kubrick and each of his films was and will always be monumental in the hearts of those who have been captivated by his legacy. The world was blessed to have Kubrick share himself with each of us, and through his works we will never forget the legend of cinematic history.
“There's something inherently wrong with the human personality. There's an evil side to it. One of the things that horror stories can do is to show us the archetypes of the unconscious: we can see the dark side without having to confront it directly. Also, ghost stories appeal to our craving for immortality. If you can be afraid of a ghost, then you have to believe that a ghost may exist. And if a ghost exists, then oblivion might not be the end.” –Stanley Kubrick Horror Central
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