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  • An old Cartoon Network Halloween bumper has Mr. Jinks riding a tricycle down a hallway and encountering Pixie and Dixie, who say "Come play with us, Jinxie!"

Films -- Animation

Films -- Live-Action

  • Carrie (2013): As Jackie prepares to kill the pigs, he says "Uncle Jack is going to bash your head right in." Appropriately, both films are based on Stephen King books.
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  • Poltergeist: Carol Anne is awoken by ghosts at 2:37 AM, a reference to Room 237.

Live-Action TV

  • iCarly:
    • In "iScream on Halloween", Room 13-B is a parody of Room 217.
    • In "iStill Psycho", Nora and her parents trap the gang in their house and tell them they're they're gonna stay "forever, and ever, and ever." After they're defeated near the end, the gang tells them they're going to jail "forever, and ever, and ever."


  • Red Velvet: In the music video for "RBB (Really Bad Boy)", Irene and Yeri are dressed up and act like the Grady twins when they rap the second verse.

Video Games

  • The Simpsons Game: Using the elevator in the Game Engine hub will occasionally have it open with Sheri and Terri imitating the Grady twins.
  • The Simpsons: Tapped Out: Sheri and Terri dress like the Grady twins during Halloween.

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Western Animation

  • Family Guy:
    • In "Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater", Stewie encounters the Grady twins inside the mansion and blasts them with a bazooka.
    • In "Love Thy Trophy", Stewie spells out "REDRUM" with toy blocks.
    • In the Naked Gun-inspired opening to "PTV", Stewie runs over the Grady twins with his tricycle.
    • In the third act of "Three Kings", in which three Stephen King stories are retold, Peter appears to be setting up an adaptation of The Shining before announcing he's telling The Shawshank Redemption.
  • Futurama: In "The Honking", Bender sees a set of binary code written in blood on the wall, and thinks it's nothing, but then sees it reflected in the window and freaks out. The code is indeed binary for "Redrum".
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: At the end of "Five O'Clock Shadows", Mandy and his shadow world counterpart tell Grim that he's going to play with them "Forever, and ever, and ever."
  • Hey Arnold!: In "Curly Snaps", Curly attacks several people with dodgeballs while shouting "Heeeeere's Curly!"
  • Mickey Mouse (2013): In "Duck the Halls", two of Mickey's relatives in his flashback are mouse versions of the Grady twins.
  • Phineas and Ferb: In a Halloween Episode, Doof and Perry encounter a pair of twin girls in the elevator.
    • In "She's the Mayor", another pair of creepy identical people appear in a Cutaway Gag.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: "Uniform Behavior" has various nods to the film, including Hef riding a tricycle, the creepy twins, Lloyd the demon bartender, and "Heeeeeeeeere's Heffer!"
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Brother from the Same Planet", Homer forgets to pick Bart up from soccer practice, and Bart tries to contact him with the Shining. The scene then cuts to Milhouse writing "TRAB PU KCIP" on the wall before his father punishes him.
    • The chalkboard gag for "The Last Temptation of Homer" has Bart writing "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
    • In "The Boy Who Knew Too Much", when Otto picks up students in a prison bus:
      Otto: The regular school bus broke down, so take a seat before I blow your heads off! (beat) Sorry, this bus and I have sort of a Shining thing going on.
    • The first segment of "Treehouse of Horror V", titled The Shinning, is a parody of the film.
      Willie: Boy, you read my thoughts! You've got the Shinnin'!
      Bart: You mean Shining?
      Willie: Shhh! You wanna get sued?
    • In "Treehouse of Horror VI", producer Richard Sakai is credited as "Redrum Richard Sakai".
    • In "The Springfield Files", the Title In caption repeatedly types "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
    • In "Realty Bites", Marge tries to sell the Flanders family a house where an infamous murder took place. At one point, Todd has red paint on his shirt and says "Red room, red room".
    • In "The Girl's In The Band", Homer has to take the night shift at the plant, where he hallucinates the bar scene. Later, Jack passes by with an axe.
      Jack: I'm not gonna hurt you, I'm just going to bash your brains in!
      Mr. Burns: Ah, there's our head of human resources now.
  • South Park: The subplot of Randy owning a haunted Blockbuster Video in the episode "A Nightmare on Face Time" is a parody of this film.
  • Harvey Street Kids: "Clinging in the Rain" has Dot attempting to write a novel while stuck indoors, but all she manages to write is "All rain and no play makes Dot a dull girl." repeatedly.

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