‘The Shining’ Without Delbert Grady is Spooky as Hell
Taking a cue from Garfield Minus Garfield, special effects artist Richard Trammell’s digital removal of Tyler Durden from a classic Fight Club scene has been creeping us out since he released the clip last week. Now, Trammell’s followed it up with an eerie version of a scene from The Shining between Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) and Overlook Hotel caretaker Delbert Grady (Phillip Stone), with Grady scrubbed out á la Durden.
The effect is disturbing and kinda cool in the Fight Club clip, but the removal of Grady makes Nicholson’s already insanely nutty performance even spookier. Unlike the Durden clip, Trammell leaves Grady’s dialog audible, saying that the character’s existence is “a bit murkier” than Durden’s.
Movies on my wish list for the “Trammell Treatment”: The Sixth Sense, A Beautiful Mind, Angels in the Outfield, The Lion King, Swimming Pool, The Machinist, Play it Again Sam
Check out Trammell’s Vimeo page.