Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Shining (1980)

Jack Torrance is a writer who becomes the new caretaker of The Overlook Hotel in the secluded mountains of Colorado. He brings his wife Wendy and son Danny along so they can stay with him while he looks after the hotel until May the first. But during their stay, strange things start to occur as Danny sees gruesome and horrific images with a very special gift he has called “the shining”. Jack suffers from a major writer’s block and along with the demons of the hotel haunting him, he ends up having a mental breakdown and is told by the previous caretaker to murder his family. By far one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen; and even though I’ve lost count how many times I have viewed this film, it still scares the hell out of me. With terrific direction, incredibly creepy music and the brilliant Jack Nicholson this is a great horror film. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson 10/10

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