Yup,I know it was released 39 years ago but this is the first time I've watched it. I'd seen snippets of it such as the 'Here's Johnny'! bit and little Danny riding around the hotel and the blood gushing from the elevator so it was interesting to see how they all fitted in.
I have to say it was an excellent film.I wonder how many more I'm missing out on?
What makes "The Shining" so brilliant is that you only see one person murdered on screen during the entire film. Kubrick really knew how to use suspense and tension instead of just relying on blood and gore.
The scene where Jack enters room 237 and encounters the ghost is one of the best scenes in the whole movie in my opinion.
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”