Saturday, April 21, 2018
A man with a disturbing past, takes on the role of the caretaker with his freaky wife and disturbed son at a hotel that shuts down during the winter. It’s just the 3 of them with the wife checking on the hotel, the redrum kid travelling on his big wheel through the halls and the man writing his novel. He becomes anything but a dull boy when he starts seeing spirits who want him to come to the dark side. The kid keeps running into those spooky twins and the wife is oblivious to everything until the blood hits the elevator.
I was scared out of my booties as soon as those devil girls showed up and had to turn the channel. I finally did see it and it is a great film with so much imagery. The actors really carried the film although I felt so bad for good ole Scatman Crothers who travels to the hotel only to......see the film.
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Never saw this movie and not sure why I never put it on my list. I, of course, have seen many clips from it. Maybe that was enough.ReplyDelete
The Shining is one of my favorite horror films and Mrs. Shady and I recently watched it for the umpteenth time. Wiki has interesting tidbits about the making of:
"In order to give The Shining the psychological horror it needed, director Stanley Kubrick antagonized his actors. The film’s script was changed so often that Nicholson stopped reading each draft. Kubrick intentionally isolated Duvall and argued with her often. Duvall was forced to perform the iconic and exhausting baseball bat scene 127 times. Afterwards, Duvall presented Kubrick with clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming."
I also loved Scatman Crothers as the infuriated night watchman in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Thank you, dear friend BB, and have a super weekend!
I've never seen this one, but I have seen excerpts of it. Great choice, Birgit.ReplyDelete
This is one I have never got around to viewing, for some reason. I should. My brother is crazy about it and my artistic nephew has done a painting of Jack Nicholson looking insane. Maybe the novel first...ReplyDelete
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I've seen it, it was good, but one I just never really could get into.ReplyDelete
I heard King hated this one, but I liked it.ReplyDelete
Hi Sue - this is one I haven't seen ... and really don't think I want to ... not happy with horror - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Heh. A couple of cute little inside jokes in your post for those who've seen the movie. Stephen King did have some valid complaints, but I still think it was a successful film overall. (I'm talking about the film itself, not its box office take.)ReplyDelete
I've seen it, I liked it, and so I bought a copy of the DVD. Now I need to watch it again.ReplyDelete
Tossing It Out
A terrifying iconic film - there is also a funny reference to it in the new Ready Player One film that made me laugh :-)ReplyDelete
One of Nicole Kidman's favorite films.ReplyDelete
Well first of all. The picture with 9 pictures within like The Brady Bunch of the twins almost made me throw up in my mouth. The first time I saw The Shining it wasn't scary. There was almost no killing. Thus there was almost no blood. Well, there was some blood in the blue hallway. And a lot of blood in the lobby. That's only two scenes of blood. I was conditioned by 80's slasher movies. So The Shining wasn't scary. Slasher movies were controversial because of the POV - the camera was the killer's eyes - you were watching as the killer, killing one by one or usually two by two teens kissing in a cabin. But they weren't scary either.ReplyDelete
In part "controversial" as "sexist." A lot of women got killed. In the genre which ought not be painted with a broad brush. Don't Answer The Phone. Don't Go In The Basement. Don't Open The Door. I think each sentence was a whole movie.
The second time and since I've The Shining it's quite scary. (I don't know of a movie that so any people have spent so much time writing and theorizing about. Kubrick brings the abstract and lets people seemingly endlessly fill in the blanks). Obviously Stephen King didn't like it. That's some ego shznit - he ought to feel complimented that he inspired a MASTERPIECE. We're talking a MASTERPIECE. People have been doing horror movies for decades and The Shining is the third greatest horror movie of all time.
Can't watch these type of movies; have too vivid of an imagination; probably wouldn't sleep for a week :)ReplyDelete
I’ve seen parts of this - too scary! I think maybe John watched it and I was probably hiding behind the sofa.ReplyDelete
I never go to see horror films so of course didn't see this one.ReplyDelete
I know it's a classic but horror films and I avoid each other:)ReplyDelete
By the time this came out I gave up on watching horror films because, as you know, I'm a cluck, cluck, chicken.ReplyDelete
We watched 'The Shining' last fall for the first time. It was okay but it wasn't the epic horror film everyone made out to be, in my opinion. I'm glad we finally watched it, though. Nice movie for 'S'.
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Yeah, I don't do horror films. So, the whole sequence in Ready Player One was lost on me.ReplyDelete
I finally watched The Shining a year or so ago, and thought it was really a great horror film. I heard that Stephen King didn't like it that much though.ReplyDelete
This is one of those rare times I loved both book and movie.ReplyDelete
Horror films are very personal, just like comedies so some of you liked it...most of you but some were unimpressed. I think some great movies become a let down because they are talked about so much. Stephen King dislikes this version a lot and preferred the tv remake more.ReplyDelete
I've seen about half of this movie - but I was interupted and have never seen it all the way through. Now I have a craving to go watch it.ReplyDelete
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