My Elite 8 Horror Film Picks…#3

Next up on my pick… The Shining!!! This 1980 horror film classic, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was based on Stephen King’s novel, The Shining.

The film tells the story of a writer, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), who accepts the job of the winter caretaker at a hotel which always gets snowed in during the winter. While his family looks around the hotel during closing day, the psychic hotel cook discovers the psychic abilities of Jack’s son Danny, and Danny’s ability to detect ghostly presences in the hotel. In the cook’s family, this ability is called “shining”. When the hotel becomes snowbound, Jack Torrance is driven mad by the ghosts in the hotel, and he tries to murder his wife and son.

The BEST parts ( which usually means it’s deeply disturbing) of this film…

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