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The Shining (1980)

October 31

Poster for the movie "The Shining"

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.

Release date: May 23, 1980 (USA)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Film series: The Shining
Featured song: Shining
Story by: Stephen King

Halloween Vote

  • Hellraiser ’87 – 13.8% / 434
  • The Shining ’80 – 52.4% / 1,651
  • Creepshow ’82 – 7.3% / 229
  • Child’s Play ’88 – 12.6% / 397
  • Halloween II ’81 – 5.6% / 176
  • Friday the 13th ’80 – 8.4% / 265
  • Total votes: 3,152

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