THE SHINING (18)
Terrify yourself anew with Stanley Kubrick’s (A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon) superb psychological horror, starring Jack Nicholson as the writer who takes an off-season job as a caretaker at an isolated hotel with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and young son.
And as the chef (Scatman Crothers) ominously foretells, it’s a place full of memories, none of which seem good...
A film which just doesn’t date, it hooks you in right from the opening tracking shot, as the family’s car wends its fateful way up the mountain road.
ROOM 237 (TBC)
Did you know The Shining is about the plight of Native Americans? Or was it actually an outlet for Kubrick to confess his responsibility for faking the footage of the moon landings?
This brilliant documentary explores the numerous conspiracy theories that have evolved around Stanley Kubrick’s classic psychological horror.
Wonderfully entertaining for film buffs, it seems every scene of his chilling masterpiece has inspired an orgy of creative paranoia, and Ascher guides you through the endless – some mind-bogglingly specific and bizarre – attempts to decode it.
Double bill –The Shining and Room 237:
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