Friday, September 24, 2010

The Shining (1980)

    Kubrick's, The Shining has been held as one of the best psychological horror movies of all time and I would mostly have to agree with that. It takes you on a couple month journey transitioning from the hotter seasons into winter as a man and his family move into a hotel to watch it for the down season. As the movie goes on, Jack Nicholson's character gets more and more angry and seemingly crazy. Personally I thought it was a little bit too slow paced in the beginning, but Kubrick likes it like that I suppose. Once the movie kicked into action though, I couldn't think of anything else happening outside of the film. There are many horrifying scenes that will haunt you in nightmares for the following months after viewing, including the twin girls that want to play, the dead woman that Nicholson finds and kisses and the bartender going down on that bear demon thing.

    Like always this film is awesome and I recommend it, blah blah blah, it's basically a classic and pop culture references it so much for jokes and whatnot so you should probably see it just for that reason.

9/10

28 comments:

  1. The Shining is an awesome film.

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  2. i've always heard about this movie, but never seen it. maybe i'll add it to my nextflix que

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  3. Such a creepy movie, but I love it so.
    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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  4. Never seen this movie, i might watch it :)

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  5. Great movie, I wish they made more movies by Stephen King like this. usually they are all garbage :(

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  6. The book was better, IMO... still, the movie as a stand alone wrok, is awesome, but it has only a passing resemblance to the novel...

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  7. oh man i saw it when i was a kid. and i didn;t sleep for like a week

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  8. already watched the movie, really good. i think they made a parady in a simpsons episode, didn´t they?

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  9. I should probably watch this movie at some point.

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  10. Oh damn. I'm reading the comments and I can't believe that some of them actually didn't see that movie before. That's uhm... impossible? :D Where were they the whole life? Jungle or sth? ;)

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  11. yeah, def. one of the best horrormovies ever made!

    alltough Kubrick made alot of changes compared to the book, he still pretty much nailed it down to the point!

    He undestood that King isnt creepy because of his monsters or shit like that, but because of the scenarios and the psycholigical aspects...

    really great movie!

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  12. i like frozen jack.
    the scariest part is the mom.

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  13. The image that sticks in my head is the bit where he's frozen solid outside the maze.

    But check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT_4lEDhsQ8&fmt=18

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  14. hahaha whoa so weird! never even noticed that before

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  15. Love that movie, one of the best! and that scene is really awesome :) Excellent blog, man, keep it going :)

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  16. I like this movie, the remake by abc sucked, keep it up bro

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  17. saw this a couple years back and loved it

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  18. I saw The Shining at a young age and it gave me nightmares as a child...

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  19. This movie is very good. So much layers to it..

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