The Shining

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this tale of a family man and would-be writer (Jack Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre. It is also, as Martin Scorsese has pointed out, like no other horror film ever made – ‘essentially unclassifiable, endlessly provocative and profoundly disturbing’.

Genres: Horror


The Shining (1980) - UK RE-RELEASE TRAILER (Extended US edition)

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Full Synopsis

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this tale of a family man and would-be writer (Jack Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre. It is also, as Martin Scorsese has pointed out, like no other horror film ever made – ‘essentially unclassifiable, endlessly provocative and profoundly disturbing’.

The BFI will release a magnificent new digital transfer from Warner Bros. of the US version which has never before been released in the UK and which – at 144 minutes – runs 24 minutes longer than the European version previously seen.

Kubrick's masterpiece The Shining opens for Halloween previews October 31st and nationwide November 2nd

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Film Facts

Actors / Directors / Writers

Actor: Jack Nicholson

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Actor: Shelley Duvall

Actor: Danny Lloyd

Actor: Scatman Crothers

Actor: Barry Nelson

Actor: Philip Stone

Actor: Joe Turkel

Actor: Anne Jackson

Actor: Tony Burton

Actor: Lia Beldam

Actor: Billie Gibson

Actor: Barry Dennen

Actor: David Baxt

Actor: Manning Redwood

Actor: Lisa Burns

Actor: Louise Burns

Actor: Robin Pappas

Actor: Alison Coleridge

Actor: Burnell Tucker

Actor: Jana Sheldon

Actor: Kate Phelps

Actor: Norman Gay

Trailers from The Shining

The Shining (1980) - UK RE-RELEASE TRAILER (Extended US edition)

Pictures from The Shining

The Shining

The Shining

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