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Very loose adaptation of the Stephen King horror novel about a writer and his family, snowbound in a huge hotel, who experience various hauntings caused by either the hotel itself or the writer's dementia. Technically stunning, and pretty dang scary, but too long, pretentious and implausible. Nicholson is excellent as the failed writer gone off the deep end.

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Available on Running time 143 minutes.

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Genres
Sanity Check, Great Escapes, Grand Hotel, Psychotics/Sociopaths, Trapped with a Killer!, Creepy Houses, Books to Film: Stephen King, Bloody Messages, Bad Dads, Cold Spots, Blizzards, Psychic Abilities, Writers
Screenplay
Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Joe Turkel, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Lia Beldam, Billie Gibson, Barry Dennen, David Baxt, Lisa Burns, Alison Coleridge, Kate Phelps, Anne Jackson, Tony Burton
Cinematography
John Alcott
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Music
Walter (Wendy) Carlos, Rachel Elkind
Other
Ray Lovejoy, Leslie Tomkins

Visitor Reviews

The Shining
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Nicholle

I first saw this movie when I was really little, and it scared me so much! This family buys a hotel and lives in it. Many people have been murdered there and many believe that they never really left. As time goes by in this hotel, they start to notice strange things happening. Jack Nicholson plays the father and husband. His character really changes throughout the movie. He starts seeing things and seems to be going crazy. The ghosts of the murdered people show up when they least expect it and "redrum" is seen written all over the place and then disappears. When his wife starts to realize it is the hotel that is making her husband change for the worse, she tries to tell him but he then tries to kill her and their son. Can they make it out alive? This movie has some really gross and scary parts, but it is a really good movie!