The Shining

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The original tale of the dreaded, haunted Overlook Hotel where underemployed Jack Torrance chases young Danny and wife Wendy while strange visions scare them! While now an old film, Jack Nicholson still puts in a stellar, over-the-top performance as the tormented Jack, who just wants to kill his family. A cautionary tale about the effects of isolation, mental illness, and alcoholism as well as an effective ghost story. Don't watch it alone.

Erik M.

To be honest I found this rather boring and slow. Just could not get into the film

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Danny is talking to his Mom and eating a sandwich, the sandwich gets about 5 bites smaller in a split second. (00:04:45)

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Trivia: Stephen King has admitted not liking this version of his book.

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Question: Who were all the skeletons that the Mother sees toward the end of the film? It's never explained. Also, what room was that?

Answer: It was The Gold Room. The skeletons are simply those of past guests: we never learn their identities.

Not the Gold Room. It's the lobby area you see earlier in the movie when they first get there and Jack is sitting in a chair reading a magazine.

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