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Watch: Aesop Rock’s Quirky Remake Of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

Watch: Aesop Rock's Quirky Remake Of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

Stanley Kubrick‘s “The Shining” doesn’t sound like the most obvious choice for a shot-for-shot remake staged with figurines. But in execution? It kinda works!

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Hip-hop artist Aesop Rock is set to release his seventh studio album The Impossible Kid on Friday, but before it drops, the album is being shared in its entirety, presented via a shot-for-shot remake of Kubrick’s 1980 horror masterpiece starring, you guessed it, cute, creepy miniature dolls. Directed by Rob Shaw, the 48-minute movie is entirely watchable, especially with Aesop Rock’s album serving as a soundtrack.

It would seem that even 36 years after “The Shining” was first released, Kubrick’s film continues to have a major impact on pop culture (also see the season finale of “Girls“). Turn up your speakers and watch below. [Pitchfork]

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