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The Shining

Director Stanley Kubrick
Producer Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson
Stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Year Released 1980
The Shining

The Shining


Jack Torrance, a recovering alchoholic, takes a job as a winter caretaker at a large hotel high in the Colorado mountains. He takes along his wife Wendy, and his young son Danny.

Dick, the hotel's chef, tells Danny that they share a psychic gift, or as Dick says, 'The Shining'. Dick infers that evil spirits inhabit the hotel.

As winter draws in, the last of the hotel staff leave, leaving the Torrance family alone. Heavy snowfalls cut the hotel off. The malevolence of the hotel's ghosts possesses Jack.

Why in 100 Best?

Truly frightening horror film, which a gripping performance from Nicholson.
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