The Shining (1980)A writer takes a job as a caretaker and moves his wife and telepathic son into an empty hotel for the winter. Of course, the hotel was the scene of a brutal murder, is haunted and the writer has a mental breakdown. Very fine horror film, very scary and funny in parts. The story is that Kubrick, after turning down "The Exorcist" and watching it become a huge hit, agreed to direct this to prove that he could direct a hit horror movie. He was right. "Here's Johnny" was an ad lib but took 157 takes for Kubrick to be satisfied. He was notorious for re-shooting scenes.
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
The cast includes: Jack Nicholson (Jack Torrance), Shelley Duvall (Wendy Torrance), Scatman Crothers (Dick Hallorann)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 146 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related categories: Horror, Stephen King