Big Screen Classics: The Shining

The Shining


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"Heeeeere's Johnny!" "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." You already know Jack Nicholson's lines from "The Shining," Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film version of the Stephen King novel. But if you haven't seen the film (or haven't seen it on a big screen), you're missing out. It's one of the rare few horror flicks that stands the test of time. And its thrills stay with you — I'll never walk down a long hotel hallway without thinking, "Redrum."

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece about the Torrance family, holed up for the winter as the caretakers of the Overlook Hotel, is intense, stunning, and downright scary!

It’s full of now-classic horror film moments, from ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY to “Heeere's Johnny!,” REDRUM, and those creepy twins, but it never feels clichéd or outplayed; it’s the kind of horror movie that ages well. The terrifying imagery and sounds only becoming stronger as the years go by.
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