Yesterday, Chris and I were enjoying dinner and I was showing him posts that I had liked on Tumblr; Including the following…
As I smiled towards Chris, he had a confused look on his face; and he asked…
“What movie is that from?”
I married a man who has not seen The Shining..
LETS DO THIS REVIEW!
Currently on Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes; it is rated fresh with 91% (Critics) and 93% (Users).
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) is a former school teacher that is in hopes of becoming a writer. He accepted a position as a caregiver to the “Overlook Hotel” during the off season. During the five month stay at the resort; his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and their son Danny (Danny Lloyd) will accompany Jack.
During the interview, it was mentioned that the previous caretaker of the hotel had a “bad case” of Cabin fever; in which he murdered his wife and two young daughters, and had killed himself.
Jack tells the Interviewer that he is very interested in accepting the position because this will give him enough time to write his book in solitude.
A big snowstorm hits the Overlook hotel, and the phone lines went down. With limited communication with the outside world, we start to see that something is not right with this hotel, and Room 237.
What I struggled with on this film
It does take a little for the character development to get started in this film. However, this is a Stanley Kubrick film, and he only delivers perfection!
He is listed within the Guinness book of World Records for longest continuous production for the film “Eyes Wide Shut” which lasted 400 day.
What I LOVED…
This movie is absolutely one of the scariest movies I can remember from when I was younger… It still gives me goosebumps when watching it!
Top five scariest scenes in “The Shining”!
Tony kept telling Danny “RedRum”
Not something you want to see when trapped in the Hotel with your abusive, drunk husband who is losing his mind.
When a concerned Wendy goes to check on Jack, and she reads what he has been writing….
Then he goes FULL BLOWN CRAY!
Nightmares were made of this..
The most iconic scene of the movie. The terror on her face is what makes this scene.
The twins in the hallway
Sweet little Danny just minding his own business… riding his big wheel thru the hallways of the hotel; only to turn the corner to see the ghostly twins asking Danny if he would play with them…
Then you see the grisly way they perished.
This movie is visually stimulating which is all Stanley Kubrick. The world that he was able to recreate from a Stephen King novel was chilling to the bone!
Jack Nicholson hands down was amazing in this film.. but Shelley Duvall steals the scenes with her ability to perfect the look of horror!
Chris’s Rating : 5 (PSFFF - SMH)
Stina’s Rating : 8.25
Suitable for a Date: Sure! I’m sure this will be good for cuddling.
Suitable for Children: NO!!!
Suitable for Girls Night Out: Meh, If ya'll are in a mood for a horror film then sure! but I'm warning, zero eyecandy!
Share your thoughts…
What did you think of the movie?
What what your favorite scene?