The Shining

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The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the book with the same title. The story is about a family that goes to a remote hotel during winter where an evil and paranormal presence influences the father into violence.

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  • John Hunt
    Written on August 23, 2019
    "the first time i saw The Shining was on my film class while i was a college student. i didnt have any idea about the film tbh. But for me this is the greatest horror film that i have seen aside from being one of the best horror movies on Hulu. C;mon this is darkm disturbing and has good acting. "
  • Amit Venkatesan
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "I think this is the best version of the Shining that has come on the big screen. While I know it wasn't very true to the book, this version was great in its own right. Jack Nicholson's performance was stellar, as was all the other actors. I'm not the best at giving detailed movie reviews and will save that for others, but if you want a movie that will scare you and creep you out, I suggest giving this movie a shot (assuming you haven't seen it already)."
  • Lisa Green
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "A Stephen King novel which was made into a movie adaptation was beautifully done by Stanley Kubrick. I still feel creepy about Jack Torrance whenever I watch it. "
    Zhao Tang
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "A Stephen King novel which was made into a movie adaptation was beautifully done by Stanley Kubrick. I still feel creepy about Jack Torrance whenever I watch it. "
  • Willie Duncan
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "I can't believe I didn't realize red rum backwards is murder. This is a very scary horror movie it had me screaming bloody murder. I hope they do a remake."
  • Virginia Pacheco
    Written on April 2, 2019
    "I remember the first time i watched The Shining was during my film class and i didn't have any idea what this is about but i had to sit and watch it. TBH i dont see this as one of the best ghost horror movies. It isn't that scary to me"
    Pablo Seefoo
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "I'm not sure I'd consider The Shining a haunted house movie... but yes, for the Torrance family the Overlook hotel was their house, I guess... but anyway, if you do think its a haunted house movie, then its one of the best. A Stanley Kubrick masterpiece :)"
  • Bruce Graham
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "Compared to Stephen King's novel, this film adaptation was more interesting. It gives true creepiness in every scene."
  • Vivian Liang
    Written on January 15, 2019
    "This film is a classic, it is one of the best horror movies ever. No matter how many times I see it, it scares me all the time."
  • Tyler Webb
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I watched the movie years ago, and thought it was scary then. I picked up the book, it is far superior the the film. One of Kings greatest works IMO."
  • Dorothy Hernandez
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Stanley Kubrick, my favorite director! Every element of this film is so creepy. This is one of the best horror novel-based movies for me. The lines are so iconic and the twins also really scared the creep out of me btw. I'd totally recommend watching this if you want a good horror movie to watch."
  • Jerry Banks
    Written on August 16, 2019
    "This film came out in the 80s but it's still one of the best horror-suspense films of all time and is truly a masterpiece and chilling cinematic fright. It's still available as a Showtime movie so I suggest you catch it while you still can."
  • Tejas Kadam
    Written on September 17, 2019
    "I remember watching Jack Nicholson in here and his performance makes the movie very epic... Great horror film just like Halloween movies"
  • Ronald Wade
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "The Shining will always be a classic movie for me. The fear can be felt when the actors acted. It was able to capture the horror portrayed in the book."
  • Abhinav Tata
    Written on September 19, 2019
    "This movie's story and everything about it is scary as hell. Really fit for Halloween. Should have been ranked higher tbh"
  • Kimberly Dunn
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "One of the most well known horror films in existence, The Shining is based on a novel. I personally can't stand horror films, so I've never seen it, but it's popular for a reason. Give it a shot, I guess, because it IS on netflix! Just....maybe don't watch it with the lights off?"
    Timothy Phillips
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is an old classic and it is definitely up there with the best films ever made in this genre. Jack Nicholson's performance is nothing short of sublime, and the story is one of those I can get into again and again. One of the finest scary movies ever made. "
    Doris Ortiz
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "if you've never seen it, you're probably too young to appreciate it. it is kind of slow in some part's but i loved the interplay between carrie and her mother. [spoiler] the ending alone is worth the price of admission. [/spoiler]"
    Pamela Hayes
    Written on July 10, 2017
    "I absolutely loved this movie. I am not a fan of horror movies, however this one I did actually watch, and it was very capataviting."
  • Nancy Bates
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "WOW this movie terrified me. The shining proves that you don't need any kind of freaky monster or jumpscares to make you fear a movie. It's all about how much you can make your audience relate to your characters and this movie just that"
  • Devansh Balasubramanium
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "You probably know this movie from the meme ("Here's Johnny!") or the homage in Ready Player One. I remember watching it when I was a kid and Jack Nicholson scared the 💩 out of me, not to mention those bloody twins! I also remember the ending concerning the old photograph that was a total mindf--k. One of the biggest plot twists ever and Kubrick never explained it! "
  • Judith Wood
    Written on September 10, 2019
    "i absolutely love movie!! i could watch it over and over again!"
    Madison Stewart
    Written on September 10, 2019
    "i absolutely love movie!! i could watch it over and over again!"
  • Diana Su
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "The first time I watched this was on my phone and it was years agooooooo. perhaps a long time ago? And I don't remember the story anymore becasue I always get confused with this one and the Misery of stephen king also. Then my brother and I just decided to watch this together with mom and dad since it's still on netflix, and yeah it's still scary af!!"
  • Judy Burke
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "All work and no play makes Academy Award® winner Jack Nicholson, the caretaker of an isolated resort, go way off the deep end, terrorizinghis young son and wife Shelley Duvall. Genres Horror, Suspense Director Stanley Kubrick Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd"
    Roger Woods
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "The shining is a classic and one of King's better book to movie transitions over the years. There's a reason most people have seen this movie and a even better one as to why it has stuck in their memory after all these years."
    Aaron Berry
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "Who does not love this movie? This is easy the one movie people think of when they think of horror films. If you have not seen this movie you need to right now!"
  • Daisy Wu
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Love The Shining, Jack Nicholson is fantastically creepy and the setting is just amazing ! Enough to give you Cabin Fever just imagining what it would be like to spend months in an empty hotel , let the hallucinations begin ! Love it , One of my Favorite movies. I can't imagine anyone but Jack Nicholson pulling off this character as well as he did"
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