The Shining (1980)

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel.

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Introduction

Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel makes terrific use of the remote, empty Overlook Hotel, the rambling old heap where writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) retreats with his wife and son while working as the winter janitor. But are the strange events
evidence of the building’s troubled history or of the frustrated author’s inner torment? Either way, the past hangs dangerously heavy...

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