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Parent: What Movies Should Everyone See at Least Once?

  1. #780122014-06-11 22:59:13instantmusic71 said:

    This is a really great movie and a must see if you're into the horror, psychological horror, mystery/suspense genres. It's really creepy, and despite being made in 1980, it's aged pretty well.

    Here's the synopsis of The Shinning copied from IMBd:

    In the film, Jack Torrance, a writer and recovering alcoholic, takes a job as an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel called the Overlook Hotel. His young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. Soon after settling in, the family is trapped in the hotel by a snowstorm, and Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence; he descends into madness and attempts to murder his wife and son.

    The acting is convincing and the camera work is gorgeous. I'd recommend it to any horror fanatic, or just anyone looking for a good scare!

    Fun Fact - The little kid featured in the film was told during the making of the movie that the movie was a drama, not a psychological horror film, as the director wanted to protect the child at such a young age. It's interesting to consider while watching this movie.

  2. #780172014-06-11 23:14:07johan_5179 said:

    Trying to protect a kid seems out of place for the director...

    ... because the director, Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest geniuses to ever direct a movie, also bullied the lead actress into depression related hair-loss and extended shooting from 17 weeks to 52 because "I WANT IT PERFECT YOU FOOLS!" He was an asshole, much like Hitchcock and these other brilliant men