The movie The Shining (1980) is a psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, the film tells the story of the Torrance family, who becomes the caretakers of the isolated Overlook Hotel during the winter season. As they settle into the hotel, the supernatural forces within the building begin to take hold of the father, Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, leading to a descent into madness.
The movie The Shining (1980) explores the psychological breakdown of Jack Torrance as he succumbs to the malevolent influence of the hotel. His wife, Wendy, played by Shelley Duvall, and their young son, Danny, played by Danny Lloyd, also experience the haunting presence of the hotel’s ghosts. As the winter storm traps them in the hotel, the family must confront the dark secrets that the Overlook holds.
The movie The Shining (1980) is known for its atmospheric tension, eerie cinematography, and iconic performances. It delves into themes of isolation, madness, and the destructive power of the supernatural.
- Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance
- Shelley Duvall as Wendy Torrance
- Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance
- Scatman Crothers as Dick Hallorann
- Barry Nelson as Stuart Ullman
- The Shining (1980) deviates from Stephen King’s novel in several ways, which led to some differences in the story and characterizations.
- The film’s iconic “Here’s Johnny!” line, delivered by Jack Nicholson, was improvised on set.
- Stanley Kubrick’s attention to detail was meticulous, with the hotel’s layout and design carefully crafted to create a sense of disorientation and unease.