‘Heeere’s Johnny!’ In the classic horror film from Stanley Kubrick, loosely adapted from Stephen King, a family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence provokes the father (Jack Nicholson) into violence.
'All of Stanley Kubrick’s films – be it The Killing or Eyes Wide Shut – demand to be seen on a big screen. They’re about people trapped in huge, indifferent machines gone wrong, from a heist plot to a spaceship, and only the huge indifference of the cinema does them justice. In The Shining, the machine is a haunted house: the Overlook Hotel, created by Stephen King and turned by Kubrick into an awry environment in which mental stability, supernatural malignance and the sense of space and time shimmer and warp to terrible effect … A masterpiece.' – Time Out
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