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The Shining (1980)

This is possibly one of the scariest horror films ever made. Eerily scary, THE SHINING is a masterpiece of terror. Jack Nicholson and Shelly DuVall are good as the happily married couple who are torn apart when they and their son, Danny (Danny Floyd) take on the job as caretakers of the Overlook Hotel.
When I judge a movie, I break them down into small niche categories, and this one falls in Psychological Horror. Brilliantly made. Apart from few other films, it ranks among the best horror movie of all time. The film did not really scare me, but it petrified me. Well done, Stephen King!
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THE SHINING
So happy I finally watched this, what an amazing film. I really can't say anything that hasn't already been said, other than that I didn't really find it scary more creepy, and errie, but still great, the performances are great, the cinematography/set design is amazing, and the whole film, and subject is soo spectacular, and sublime.
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A mixed bag
Isolated Hotel, twin sisters, paranoid child and an unemployed writer taking up the job to take care of the hotel.Perfect recipe for a scary ride.REDRUM REDRUM!!!

A Stephen King novel with Kubrick Twist!

Jack Nicholson was bang on with every role he played in the 1980s and 1990s.

He plays a writer Jack Torrance who is yet to write something meaningful and needs the money to go on and finds this Hotel which is located out of nowhere.

To earn a quick buck he agrees to become the caretaker of this Hotel and brings his family along with to live in the hotel.

His son has some sort of a telepathic gift known as “The Shining” due to which he sees disturbing visions of the hotel’s past.

It turns into a nightmare for Jack and his wife Wendy(Portrayed by Shelley Duvall) as the solitude and eerie situations fiddles with their imagination and the quote “An Idle Mind is Devil’s Workshop” comes at play with Jack Nicholson going all apey on his wife and child and becomes hell-bent on killing them.

The visions of the by show him two twin girls and he keeps uttering the words REDRUM REDRUM to his mother.

The Staircase sequence and the bathroom sequence are the most horrifying scenes with an equally daunting background score to keep us on the edge of our seats.

Now this movie has been both.Some like to think it's a horror genre masterpiece, some think it's just total nonsense.

You got to watch it to either be amazed by the storytelling or curse the director for ruining the book.

Key things to watch out for:
1)The mystery behind room 237
2)Jack Nicholson and his epic outbursts!
3)The end scene.

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I liked it, but didn't really find it #scary. The #atmosphere is #eerie and #tense, but not #gruesome. It's more of a #psychologicalThriller than a horror.
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Some places are like people: some shine and some don't.
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redrum!!redrum!!
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