Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Where Are They Now?: #8

Do these girls look familiar to you?

No? what If I told you they played these characters:

Yes that's right this month's "Where Are They Now?" segment is on Horrors own Evil twins, Lisa and Louise Burns.

Not much is known about these girls lives, the reason is, is that "The Shining" is there only film appearance. After they appeared in Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's classic book, "The Shining" they went on to have normal lives.

They could have easily gone onto have acting careers, especially in the Horror genre, but like many child actors they decided not to and just went on with their lives.

Now one thing that Horror fans love is a creepy kid, the fact that in "The Shining" we had these twins was double the creep factor and have gone down in the history books as one of the scariest kids on film, the fact people still talk about it after over 30 years is a testament to that.

They doubtlessly hold the record for being on screen the least amount of time yet making the scariest impact. In a film where they are on par, if not scarier than the legend that is Jack Nicholson is saying a-lot.

As stated before the girls never made another film, they went on to pursue great careers. Lisa holds a degree in Literature and Languages and Louise is a microbiologist. They do pop up at the odd convention and have done numerous interviews on their part in the film.

The Horror genre will always remember their role in the film and will forever remember the nightmares that these girls gave us. Who knows, they may pop up in a film in the future, you never know!

Lisa and Louise Burns nowadays

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