Review: The Shining (1980)

The Shining is, paradoxically, a horror film with barely a single shocking scare throughout, and yet remains a hypnotically chilling experience. Stanley Kubrick’s classic adaptation of Stephen King’s ghost story is now on general re-release in its US version, which runs 24 minutes longer than its later European counterpart after the director took it back in to the editing suite. Whether the film benefits from the additional material is open to question, but the opportunity to see any Kubrick film on the big screen is not one to be spurned.

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Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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