The Shining

With remarkable visual panache and a keen sense of irony, Stanley Kubrick rehabilitates Stephen King's trashy, terrifying novel. Not a horror film in any traditional sense, but a perversely comic, occasionally frightening melodrama of intrafamilial rage, THE SHINING retains the Oedipal structure of King's narrative while running rings around its pulpy sensibility. Jack...read more

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The Shining - Trailer
00:30 — Stephen King's tale of a caretaker who falls under the spell of supernatural forces at a snowbound Colorado hotel, endangering his family.
The Shining - Official Trailer
01:31 — Stephen King's tale of a caretaker who falls under the spell of supernatural forces at a snowbound Colorado hotel, endangering his family.
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01:28 — Alternate trailer for The Shining. A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into (more…)
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01:34 — The Shining is based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. Former teacher and recovering alcoholic Jack Torrance (Nicholson) interviews for a ca (more…)

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: R
  • Review: With remarkable visual panache and a keen sense of irony, Stanley Kubrick rehabilitates Stephen King's trashy, terrifying novel. Not a horror film in any traditional sense, but a perversely comic, occasionally frightening melodrama of intrafamilial rage, T… (more)

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