This past weekend at the Monster Mania convention in Cherry Hill, NJ, Lisa and Louise Burns - aka the Grady twins from The Shining - made their first ever convention appearance. It’s been 34 years since Stanley Kubrick unleashed The Shining on audiences and horror has never quite been the same. The Grady twins are an indelible part of that legacy and have contributed to countless pop culture references, artwork and cosplay. But hey, let’s be real, meeting the ladies who made “Come play with us, Danny” a part of our vernacular is a priceless commodity in and of itself.
Personally, I only had a brief few moments with the twins at Monster Mania, but they were sweet and if I can say, precious. They are quite petite, and I don’t think I’d be out of line to say I don’t think they’re much taller than they were in The Shining when they were 12 years old. They were genuinely excited to meet fans and from what I had heard, they were very pleasant. In the time I had to speak with them they were very polite and downright fascinated with any items that had their likeness on it.
I nabbed a couple of pics of the twins at the convention, including them with another set of identical twins. Take a look! If they ever come to a show you’re at stop by and say hi, they want you to…forever….and ever…and ever.