The Shining | 1980
About this movie
It’s the perfect arrangement. Writer Jack (Jack Nicholson) is going to take his wife and son to a faraway hotel that closes down for winter, where he will get to do some writing. But there’s a secret to the hotel: the previous caretaker had murdered his entire family there. And they may not completely be gone… this Stanley Kubrick extravaganza, based on the book by Stephen King, redefined horror movies with its use of sound, images, and a claustrophobic location where anything and everything could happen. Jack Nicholson’s performance as the deranged psychopathic killer has become filmmaking legend, and after all… all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.