The Shining

The Shining: A Classic Horror Movie

Jack Nicholson in The Shining

In this movie Jack Nicholson personifies crazy!  He plays the role of Jack Torrance, who has been hired as the winter caretaker at the Overlook Hotel.  He and his family will be secluded for the winter while employed as the caretaker.  Through the winter, Jack's behavior starts to get stranger and stranger until it becomes clear to his wife Wendy that her and their son Danny are no longer safe in the hotel with Jack. 

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About the Movie The Shining

The Shining is a classic horror film from 1980.  It's based on the novel called The Shining from American author Stephen King. It was King's third published novel. 

The film was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Staring Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, Shelley Duvall as his wife Wendy, Danny Lloyd as their son Danny, and Scatman Crothers as chef Dick Hallorann. 

The initial response to the film was mixed.  Later reviews became more favorable and now the movie is considered a classic horror film. 

Domestically, the movie has grossed over $44 million dollars to date.

The Shining Trailer

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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The Shining - Scenes from the Movie

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Here's Johnny

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This movie has a real creep factor to it.
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orange3 on said:
Ikr! It's my favorite horror movie. Very creepy!
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Paz on said:
"Here's Johnny!" those two words said by Jack Nicholson were scary.
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Tolovaj on said:
Shining is one of rare movies which are just as great to watch as the book was a great read. This is also one of Jack's signatures roles.
Thumbs up!
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Loved this movie, and have seen it numerous times! Although I know what's coming, it still gives me the creeps when I watch it!
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The Shining is a great movie! Hopefully no one tries to do a remake of this and they just leave well enough alone.
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A fabulous movie that thought me the term of cabin fever. Great leaf.
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Sunnyside on said:
The Shining is scary....might have to watch it again someday.

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