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Redrum! Redrum! THE SHINING returns to the big screen for one night only this October

It was recently announced that Stephen King is hard at work on a new sequel to THE SHINING, his seminal novel about a young boy with psychic powers. While we’re not sure the world needs DR. SLEEP, King’s proposed novel about Danny Torrance fighting psychic vampires, all the talk about THE SHINING has us officially excited about this weekend’s screening of THE SHINING.

Redrum! Redrum! THE SHINING returns to the big screen for one night only this October

Redrum. Redrum. It was recently announced that Stephen King is hard at work on a new sequel to THE SHINING, his seminal novel about a young boy with psychic powers. While we’re not sure the world needs DR. SLEEP, King’s proposed novel about Danny Torrance fighting psychic vampires, all the talk about THE SHINING has us officially excited about this weekend’s screening of THE SHINING, the adaptation of King’s novel directed by filmmaking genius Stanley Kubrick.

Jack Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, an out-of-work recovering alcoholic who moves his family to the remote Colorado hotel the Overlook in search of the only employment he can find — as caretaker for the hotel during its offseason. Isolated in the hotel during the season’s abnormally snowy winter, Jack and his family discover that there’s something evil afoot in the Overlook and Jack’s young son’s psychic powers are magnifying the evil and its reach. From elevators full of blood to women in bathtubs to creepy furries doing God knows what with tuxedoed men behind closed doors, THE SHINING is one of the scariest horror movies around.

Shelley Duvall and Scatman Crothers co-star in this horror classic and we’re so excited to be screening the movie as we count down towards Halloween. To get you in the mood for Kubrick’s cerebral take on horror, check out this amazing Youtube video that explores the geographical layout of the Overlook Hotel. As the video explains, Kubrick put a lot of thought into making the hotel geographically impossible on a subconscious layer. While it may not be apparent the first time you watch the film, deep down the hotel’s spatial anomalies leave an unsettling impression on the viewer. Watch the video and take notes — because when you have the opportunity to see the movie on the big screen again, you’ll be able to appreciate Kubrick’s work all the more.

 

 

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Sunday, October 2 @ 6:30 PM — West Oaks

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