Sunday, August 16, 2009

Danny Lloyd today

It's common knowledge in horror circles that Danny Lloyd, the boy who played young Danny Torrance in Kubrick's The Shining (1980), disappeared from the film scene, went on to become a schoolteacher, and has no interest in playing a public role for fans, in fact having a distaste for The Shining itself and the hubbub surrounding it. He came out of reclusion (if you can call it that; compared to the life of most die-hard internet-trolling genre geeks, I'm sure the life of a well-adjusted 37-year-old science teacher in the great Midwest is quite socially enriched) for a single appearance this past weekend at the Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville, Kentucky. What finally got this private fella to step into the limelight? He signed autographs for cash to benefit the Make-a-Wish foundation.

Classy guy. Round of applause for Mr. Lloyd.

Okay, now stop and go back to leaving him alone, as he deserves. His naive, childhood contribution to horror filmmaking is all we ever needed of him.

7 comments:

Eugenio Calderon said...

...was an excellent actor
Eugenio _Calderon

Eugenio Calderon said...

was an excellent actor

John Smickle said...

I heard a rumor he was gay idk?

Angel Raine said...

He's my friend's Biology teacher in Elizabethtown, KY.

Christine Kiehl said...

Thanks for this clip. Cool to see him come out to earn $$ for the Make a wish foundation!

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