The Shining
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The Shining 1980

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future...

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A classic Kubrick film was groundbreaking for horror and suspense movies.
a horror masterpiece. one of the best.
It is not something that bludgeons you with action, and there is a real sense of ordinary adventure with only hints of the potential problems thanks to the lack of music; I wish I could enjoy the music, but the low, synthesizer/electronic sounds bother me; while the more typically orchestral sounds do work as being eerie, the low synthesizer or whatever, meant to be hypnotic, just sounds a bit off imo. A lot of this film is great. I like, more than the here's Johnny moment, the incredible suddenness of Jack chopping at the first door before that. After so long without any particular emphatic clash in the film until then (the baseball bat scene was even subdued), this was so jarring and perfect. The other famous parts are all pretty great. I really wish that the ax felt more realistic going in (there was just a bit of an obvoius time discrepancy). I do not see why people ever disliked the ending, it is just enigmatic psuedo-reality enigmatic shit, which perhaps does not soothe the desire for something EPIC (what, was his face in the ground not enough?! it was for me!), but it does leave something enigmatic and quirky. A greatly fun film all in all.
i love this movie this was one of the first scary movies i had ever seen and i love it
riveting, marvelous and grand horror, this Stanley Kubrick horror remains a classic in its genre, quite possibly the best in it. the crazy screamer Jack Nicholson's here. the cinematography and art direction were beautiful... they should've gotten Oscar noms
A pure classic. Despite is long,long, duration, it keeps me going the whole time, my nerves tingle at every turn. This film is the epiphany of classic horror. Kubrick and King are match made in film heaven.
this is a different horry flick, its rather slow and relaxing. there are a lot of crfeepy parts and i love stanley kubrick, his work on a clockwork orange was brilliant and im glad he made a great remake of stephen kings book. this is a classic tale that is still scary as hell, but its way too long and it doesn't grab the viewers attention to want to keep watching.
To me and 15-20 of my mates, this movie has reached cult status.

I can't really write or explain the plot of the story, its pretty much hidden within the film itself, i could try to and yet still not do it justice.

This is another one of those films were Jack Nicholson just gives his absolute best, I dont think it would be as entertaining without him around.

I consider The Shining to be the the First Psychological horror film, to me it is more of an arthouse film, the sense of lost and isolation portrayed in the movie has never been surpassed.

Final Verdict: Not Really Horror, But its definatley One to see.
Even in 2010, it still is remarkably terrifying. Another great film by Stanley.
A true classic, and Jack just rocks in this movie.
My first horror film and IT STILL SCARES ME !