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Published on Jul 8, 2014
All work and no play makes Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson -- the caretaker of an isolated resort -- go way off the deep end, terrorizing his young son and wife (Shelley Duvall). Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, who's come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker. Torrance has never been there before -- or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's visually haunting chiller, based on the bestseller by master-of-suspense Stephen King, is an undeniable contemporary classic. Newsweek called The Shining "the first epic horror film," full of indelible images, and a signature role for Nicholson whose character was recently selected by AFI as one of their 50 Greatest Villains.