All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, The Shining is an eerie adaption of Stephen King’s horror novel of the same title. The movie starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd is about a frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) who takes a job as a winter caretaker at the opulent ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel in order to be able to write in peace.
Before vacating the Overlook Hotel for Jack and his family, the manager informed him about the previous caretaker who went crazy and slaughtered his family but Jack found that to be of no problem. As the family settles in, Jack’s son Danny (Danny Llyod), starts seeing things and his alter ego Tony, starts writing warnings of ‘redrum’ on walls as Danny is plagued by more blood-soaked visions of the past.
Facing every writer’s worst nightmare, a writer’s block, Jack starts visiting the hotel bar and starts seeings things of his own. Jack starts becoming creepier and more psychotic by day which started frightening both his wife, Wendy and their son, Danny. After Danny’s visit to the forbidden Room 237 and frightening change in Jack’s behaviour, Wendy soon discovers what Jack has been doing in his study the whole time and what the hotel has done to him. The movie sees Jack turned into a psycho who tries to murder his family as they run for their lives!
An ostensibly haunted house story, The Shinning is a like a near-death experience — you don’t know how scared you really were until you start shaking a few hours later. Spectral murder, supernatural visions and Jack Nicholson’s brilliant performance of a deranged man will have every hair on your body standing.
If you’ve not watched The Shining, here’s the trailer!
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