I remember my friend Steve Robinson and I going to see this in 1980 when it hit theaters. Hard to believe it was 28 years ago. Jack Nicholson is one of my favorite actors and he was great in this film. Considered a classic in the horror genre... I just think it's one of the best horror films ever made. They relied more on tension, fear, and suspense than gore. Fear is what drives a horror movie. Music, mood, play an important role as well. However, if it doesn't grab that part of your mind where you have all your hidden fears safely tucked away, then it's not doing it's job! The Shining is a great movie because of several elements, more importantly, it's great because it takes you on a tension filled ride that seems believable. There's a clip of the "Here's Johnny" scene at the end of this post. Like any good horror film, there has to be comic relief, and this scene at the end satisfies that need as well. I know people say that the movie isn't like the book... who cares! Read a book and enjoy it for what it delivers. Watch a movie based on its content and enjoy it for what it is... The Shining is probably my #1 favorite horror movie of all time because all the elements of great horror are in this movie. If you've never seen it, you should give it a watch. Check out the trailer below!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Posted by frgodbeyjr at 10:05 AM