The Shining (1980)

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.

The Shining Quote: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” – Jack Torrance

It’s the Third Annual Shat The Movies Halloween Spooktacular and the Third Annual Roger Telling About His Grandparents’ Haunted House! In this episode, we cover Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” a 1980 film staggering in its production value and terrifying in its shooting schedule.

Roger Roeper really shines in this episode, as he opens a portal into the world of psychic friends, imaginary friends, and creepy voices. Big D argues that vaping is the same as farting. And Gene beats his head against the wall trying to understand this hedge maze of a movie.

The Shat boys also examine Stephen King’s criticism of the film, applaud the terrific sound editing, lament the rampant misogyny, ponder trusting Scatman Crothers, and reminisce about the comfort of old timey bartenders.

So grab your bowl of candy, queue up the pod, and force every trick-or-treater to listen as Shat The Movies gets spoopy AF.

Plot Summary: “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.

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