Shining, The (1980)

The Shining

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Movie Summary

A man, his son and wife become the winter caretakers of an isolated hotel where Danny, the son, sees disturbing visions of the hotel’s past using a telepathic gift known as “The Shining”. The father, Jack Torrance, is underway in a writing project when he slowly slips into insanity as a result of cabin fever and former guests of the hotel’s ghosts. After being convinced by a waiter’s ghost to “correct” the family, Jack goes completely insane. The only thing that can save Danny and his mother is “The Shining”.

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Movie Review

This was probably the worse movie I have ever seen… I’m kidding. I thought this movie was great and probably one of the best horror movies, that was written by Stephen King.

Even though the movie was very long, which is no surprise when it comes to Stephen King, it kept you entertained from start to finish. The best thing about this movie was it didn’t take blood or gore to make this movie what it was. It was how you were able to see a person go from normal to psychotic.

I thought Jack Nicholson made this movie what it was. I refused to watch the remake they tried doing, because he wasn’t in it. This was the movie, which had the “Here’s Johnny!” line. Also, I loved when he was walking up the steps with his wife saying “I’m not going to hurt you… I’m just gonna bash your brains in!”. There were so many great lines he said and when he spoke, he put everything into that character.

Also, Danny Lloyd did a great job on his role, as Danny Torrance. I loved how he kept saying “REDRUM” over and over. He made it sound so sick and cool, at the same time.

Both, Scatman Crothers and Shelley Duvall, did a great job on their roles, as well. I don’t think you can ask for a better cast, when it came to this movie.

The only thing I didn’t like was the trailer. I found it to be very annoying, because of the audio to it. It really didn’t seem like they put much effort into giving people something to want to watch, if you first saw it, without seeing the movie. Other than that, I have no complaints, and that’s nothing against the movie, really.

If you haven’t seen The Shining, then you really need to see it. I would suggest this film to anyone, who loves movies in general. Especially, horror movies.

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