The Shining

The Shining 1980

A masterpiece of modern horror.

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

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8 users call this movie movie a favorite, including floweru, whenitrains, WillTooth, AntuanVicoMoreno and jiheme123 (show all)
jiheme123 wrote:

A masterpiece of Kubrick. Nicholson performs one of scariest hero in the history of cinema. Tension keeps getting stronger all along the film.

Kevin wrote:

It took me a while to start watching this movie, and a while to finish it. While I don't particularly enjoy horror movies, I found The Shining absolutely brilliant.

It isn't really gore: what is scary is the state of mind Jack Nicholson falls into and how you can't distinguish what is real and what he thinks is real. It's the story of how isolation can make a man scarily crazy.

If you can handle the tension, you should WatchThis for the characters and the incredible scenes that made The Shining a classic.


Shelley Duvall is horrible. Dany Lloyd is brilliant.

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