"The Shining: I am still afraid of dark rooms, of leaves blowing across the sidewalk at night like a sudden whispering in your ear, of pitch black closets left ajar, and of the basement steps from my childhood home. I have Stephen King to thank for that. When we grow up we forget these fears and replace them with money, bosses, heating bills and grocery shopping. That kid in us that knew there was something to fear in what we couldn't see becomes quiet, muffled by responsibility. In a corner between silent back-room shelves of a public library Stephen King handed my childhood fears a megaphone and I owe him a decade of gratitude. We should be afraid of the dark and believe in haunted places."