The Shining 1980

The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Though not initially successful, the film has had status as a cult film for years.

However it has since gone on to broad mainstream success, now being frequently ranked as one of the best horror films in history and its iconic imagery deeply embedded throughout popular culture, although there was a long interval between its release and its achievement of iconic status. Kubrick co-wrote the screenplay with novelist Diane Johnson. The film stars Jack Nicholson as tormented writer Jack Torrance, Shelley Duvall as his wife, Wendy, and Danny Lloyd as their son, Danny.

Plot: A man, his son and wife become the winter caretakers of an isolated hotel where Danny, the son, sees distrubing visions of the hotels past using a telepathic gift known as The Shining. The father, Jack Torrance, is underway in a wrtiing project when he slowly slips into insanity as a result of cabin fever and former guests of the hotels ghosts. After benig convinced by a waiters ghost to correct the family, Jack goes completely insane. The only thing that can save Danny and his mother is The Shining.
* Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance
* Shelley Duvall as Wendy Torrance
* Danny Lloyd as Danny Torrance
* Scatman Crothers as Dick Hallorann
* Barry Nelson as Stuart Ullman
* Philip Stone as Delbert Grady
* Joe Turkel as Lloyd the Bartender
* Anne Jackson as Doctor
* Tony Burton as Larry Durkin
* Barry Dennen as Bill Watson
* Lisa Burns as Grady Child #1
* Louise Burns as Grady Child #2
* Norman Gay as Injured Guest

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