3 months ago
This film is brilliant in so many ways. The slow breakdown of each character as they spend more and more time isolated in the hotel, the anger and aggression of the father, the psychotic episodes of the child, and the realism in the mother’s fright. The score is the perfect accompaniment to this film and the time jumps feel so impactful and realistic. I can definitely see myself rewatching this one in the future and also watching Doctor Sleep (2019).
The book was too scary for 13-year-old me to finish, but at least I got through the movie, and boy, was it a ride. It manages to stretch out the tension, while simultaneously escalating it.
4 months ago
What can I say... what a great movie one of my favourites just got the 4k cannot wait to see how the transfer came out... one of Jack Nicholson's best performances
A Stanley Kubrick's Masterpiece!
This is not a generic horror movie with any jump scares. It will slowly kick in and will start disturbing you. A perfect film for having endless conversation with friends.
Do watch the documentary : Room 237.
7 months ago
A masterpiece of modern horror
It’s time to enter Colorado’s secluded Overlook Hotel for this review of Stanley Kubrick’s psychologically terrifying 1980 horror classic: The Shining, based loosely on Stephen King’s 1977 gothic horror novel of the same name. All the elements and adjectives that a great, intellectual thriller should have can be found in this undisputed masterpiece of a film. While watching this film, through its outstanding cinematography, the infallible performances of the legendary Jack Nicholson (as menacing, devilish madman Jack Torrance), Shelley Duvall (as Wendy Torrance), Danny Lloyd (as Danny), the haunting score of Béla Bartók, and a gem of a script, one feels the violence, terror, and intensity in almost every film frame. The film plays with your emotions and fears in fascinating and original ways. It’s a film for which there are truly no words or sentences strong enough to convey its chilling beauty, and prestigious status. A must-watch for any film buff and horror movie connoisseur out there.
7 months ago
The worst you can do is trying to watch it on your tiny phone. This has to be watched with proper settings, the popcorn, dark room, load sound system, and a huge monitor. Then and only then will the creepiness surround you. Stanley Kubrick, a true master of cinema.
8 months ago
One of the best films I have ever seen. Terrifying and artisticly brilliant, the acting was amazing, Stephen king hates it because it was better than his book. The only real problem with this movie is the hype surrounding it, this review is even hyping it... Everyone hears about how good it is and b uilds up an idea that's enevitbly wrong and they are mostly dissatisfied, it can't be seen through a clean lens anymore.
10 months ago
Quite easily the best horror film of all time. Kubrick was a genius, and the performances from Nicholson and Duvall are second to none. I grew up watching this film (nightmare fuel) but went into adulthood becoming slightly less scared and more amazed.
Give the sequel, Doctor Sleep, a miss. It is no comparison at all.
Kubrick is a master. A perfect mix of a slow creeping sense of dread and big scares. The surreal spots throughout add to the sense of dread. I recommend watching the making of doc to show the lengths that Kubrick went to for the performances.
One of Kubrick’s top 3 films of all time…