KUBRICK: 20 YEARS ON
Our Stanley Kubrick series continues with his Stephen King adaptation, famously maligned by the author but widely considered one of the most terrifying horror films ever made.
“Kubrick has made a movie that will have to be reckoned with on the highest level.” – Time Magazine
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.
“When you sit down to The Shining, you sit down with normal expectations of being diverted, perhaps even being gripped, but not being undermined. But the film undermines you in powerful, inchoate ways.” – Boston Globe