Release Date: 1980
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Plot: When a family becomes the caretakers of the Overlook hotel for the off-season, shit gets weird.
Why it’s recommended: Easily one of the most over-analyzed movies ever, The Shining is one of the best examples of psychological horror.
Interesting Fact: According to Shelley Duvall, the infamous “Here’s Johnny!” scene took three days to film and the use of sixty doors.
Best Line: “Here’s Johnny.”
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86% Certified Fresh
*Featured in Steven Schneider’s: “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”
*Featured in Steven Schneider’s: “101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die”
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