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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Jack Nicholson
Shelley Duvall
Danny Lloyd
Scatman Cruthers
Directors
Stanley Kubrick
Screenwriters
Stanley Kubrick
Diane Johnson
Running Time
146 minutes

The Shining
'Heeeere's Johnny!!!!!''


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The Shining

Plot
Jack Torrance has writer's block, but his tactic of moving into an old hotel over winter with his wife and son brings out more than just the artistic demons in him...


Verdict
Ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder and supernatural visions... and also makes you jump.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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