History NightmareFuel / TheShining

13th Jul '17 3:00:58 AM tropeminer
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** You think 237 was bad? You should see [[http://i13.kanobu.ru/r/9d77a13deb5ab18a0eaffe29c6004458/915x549/u.kanobu.ru/longreads/2015/4/17/e78f0dfb-17b9-4c70-9251-787a55066c69.jpg the woman in Room 217]] from the 1997 ''Shining'' mini-series.


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* You think the woman in 237 was bad? You should see [[http://i13.kanobu.ru/r/9d77a13deb5ab18a0eaffe29c6004458/915x549/u.kanobu.ru/longreads/2015/4/17/e78f0dfb-17b9-4c70-9251-787a55066c69.jpg the woman in Room 217]].
4th Jul '17 1:13:03 AM tropeminer
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** You think 237 was bad? You should see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CSSISh4cUNo#t=19 the woman in Room 217]] from the 1997 ''Shining'' mini-series. You're not quite the same afterwards...

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** You think 237 was bad? You should see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CSSISh4cUNo#t=19 [[http://i13.kanobu.ru/r/9d77a13deb5ab18a0eaffe29c6004458/915x549/u.kanobu.ru/longreads/2015/4/17/e78f0dfb-17b9-4c70-9251-787a55066c69.jpg the woman in Room 217]] from the 1997 ''Shining'' mini-series. You're not quite the same afterwards...mini-series.
7th Apr '17 10:05:28 AM CosmicFerret
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** {NauseaFuel The description of her when she was still alive]]. She's never named, but Watson recalls her visiting the hotel with her grossly underage lover. She's well into her 60's, breasts sagging, poorly dyed hair, vericose veins all over her legs, acting like she's 40 years younger than she really is, not to mention acting like an enormous asshole to everyone around her. When her lover finally has enough and abandons her, she kills herself in Room 217.

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** {NauseaFuel [[NauseaFuel The description of her when she was still alive]]. She's never named, but Watson recalls her visiting the hotel with her grossly underage lover. She's well into her 60's, breasts sagging, poorly dyed hair, vericose veins all over her legs, acting like she's 40 years younger than she really is, not to mention acting like an enormous asshole to everyone around her. When her lover finally has enough and abandons her, she kills herself in Room 217.
25th Dec '16 2:05:55 AM SilentStranger
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** {NauseaFuel The description of her when she was still alive]]. She's never named, but Watson recalls her visiting the hotel with her grossly underage lover. She's well into her 60's, breasts sagging, poorly dyed hair, vericose veins all over her legs, acting like she's 40 years younger than she really is, not to mention acting like an enormous asshole to everyone around her. When her lover finally has enough and abandons her, she kills herself in Room 217.



** The haunting needs to be elaborated on; Jack hears his father coming from the ''radio'', leading to Jack smashing it in a panic and isolating them even more from the rest of the world.




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* Wendy's abusive mother, who hated her and resented her for taking her husbands attention. While she wasnt ''quite'' as bad as Jack's father, Wendy belives that her emotional abuse drove her father into an early grave, and Danny is ''terrified'' of her, despite her never abusing him, and in fact dotes on him. In his own words, "it's like she's not even your mother. It's like she wants to ''eat'' you".


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** There's also [[http://www.collativelearning.com/PICS%20FOR%20WEBSITE/SHINING%20ANALYSIS%2010/skeletons%202.png the ball room full of skeletons dressed out in formal party wear.]] Not dancing or moving around or anything, just a dark ballroom covered with cobwebs, like everyone just sat down and died 50 years ago and no one ever found them.
15th Nov '16 6:55:34 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:All Work and no Play makes Jack a Dull Boy.]]
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13th Nov '16 8:15:55 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[CreepyTwins Come play with us, Danny...]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[CreepyTwins Come play with us, Danny...]] ]]
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** Even worse, she is one of the ghosts that followed Danny home after the events of the novel, and reappear in ''Literature/DoctorSleep''. [[spoiler: Danny seals her inside his mind]].

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** Even worse, she is one of the ghosts that followed Danny home after the events of the novel, and reappear in ''Literature/DoctorSleep''. [[spoiler: Danny [[spoiler:Danny seals her inside his mind]].



--->''The thing was, you couldn't watch all of them. Not at once.''

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--->''The -->''The thing was, you couldn't watch all of them. Not at once.''



* Dick spends the entire movie traveling across the country to investigate ''a hunch''. [[spoiler: He gets an axe in the chest as soon as he walks in the door]]. Try watching this movie as a ten-year-old...

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* Dick spends the entire movie traveling across the country to investigate ''a hunch''. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He gets an axe in the chest as soon as he walks in the door]]. Try watching this movie as a ten-year-old...



* And, of course, at the end of it all, when all of a sudden, the face of Jack [[spoiler: completely frozen with a terrifying grim face, eyes completely open and dead, and teeth out.]] The music makes it all worse, as its one hell of a ScareChord coming from out of nowhere, along the image. Just when you thought it all ended, the movie just won't let you go without a final scare.

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* And, of course, at the end of it all, when all of a sudden, the face of Jack [[spoiler: completely [[spoiler:completely frozen with a terrifying grim face, eyes completely open and dead, and teeth out.]] The music makes it all worse, as its one hell of a ScareChord coming from out of nowhere, along the image. Just when you thought it all ended, the movie just won't let you go without a final scare.



* Jack confronting Wendy after the reveal of his sanity slippage with the infamous (above example) "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". The whole scene is NightmareFuel in its own right. Jack has become a ranting, insane shell of his former self. [[spoiler: Wendy is traumatized, frightened, confused and scared for him and their son's well being. As she pleads to him Jack continues mocking her and backing her up the stairway before Wendy successfully knocks him unconscious with her baseball bat and drags him into the dry goods food locker.]]

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* Jack confronting Wendy after the reveal of his sanity slippage with the infamous (above example) "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". The whole scene is NightmareFuel in its own right. Jack has become a ranting, insane shell of his former self. [[spoiler: Wendy [[spoiler:Wendy is traumatized, frightened, confused and scared for him and their son's well being. As she pleads to him Jack continues mocking her and backing her up the stairway before Wendy successfully knocks him unconscious with her baseball bat and drags him into the dry goods food locker.]]



* The blood flooding out of the elevator. It's an iconic shot from the movie, yet it's completely illusional, a symbolic vision of the horrors hiding in the hotel. Only Danny can see it, and presumably Dick Halloran as well. Wendy finally sees it near the end when the Hotel has grown strong enough to affect her too.
* The finale during the intense chase throughout that damn hedge maze. [[spoiler: A bit of {{foreshadowing}}. The maze is seen earlier in the film when Danny and Wendy are exploring and playing in it]]. Throughout the whole scene Jack is [[SuperPersistentPredator viciously]] and [[TheDeterminator relentlessly]] chasing Danny, [[AxCrazy fire axe at hand]], throughout the snow covered maze. The ominous nature of the scene is increased even further by the only thing illuminating the way being a bunch of floodlights giving that "NothingIsScarier" vibe. And to top it all off? After Danny manages to elude his father, we hear the [[HellIsThatNoise whooping, wailing moans and muttering groans]] of Jack succumbing to his frostbite and injuries... [[http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/images/casts/jack_nicholson_s.jpg and one scene later...]]

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* The blood flooding out of the elevator. It's an iconic shot from the movie, yet it's completely illusional, illusory, a symbolic vision of the horrors hiding in the hotel. Only Danny can see it, and presumably Dick Halloran as well. Wendy finally sees it near the end when the Hotel has grown strong enough to affect her too.
* The finale during the intense chase throughout that damn hedge maze. [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A bit of {{foreshadowing}}. The maze is seen earlier in the film when Danny and Wendy are exploring and playing in it]]. Throughout the whole scene Jack is [[SuperPersistentPredator viciously]] and [[TheDeterminator relentlessly]] chasing Danny, [[AxCrazy fire axe at hand]], throughout the snow covered maze. The ominous nature of the scene is increased even further by the only thing illuminating the way being a bunch of floodlights giving that "NothingIsScarier" vibe. And to top it all off? After Danny manages to elude his father, we hear the [[HellIsThatNoise whooping, wailing moans and muttering groans]] of Jack succumbing to his frostbite and injuries... [[http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/images/casts/jack_nicholson_s.jpg and one scene later...]]


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4th Oct '16 11:53:13 PM bt8257
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* Jack's behaviour when he comes back from Room 237. There's none of the palpable resentment below the surface of all his interactions with his family up to now, no creeping influence of the hotel driving him crazy, or even the vaguely "wrong" quality he gives off in the interview scene - it's so mannered, so uncharacteristically gentle, so obviously artificial, as if something were trying its hardest to imitate a good, reassuring husband and keep Wendy and Danny feeling nice and safe [[AxeCrazy with him]]... And then the sheer ''rage'' that starts pouring out as soon as Wendy insists they leave the hotel, with the sense that every bit of it is coming purely from Jack.

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* Jack's behaviour when he comes back from Room 237. There's none of the palpable resentment below the surface of all his interactions with his family up to now, no creeping influence of the hotel driving him crazy, or even the vaguely "wrong" quality he gives off in the interview scene - it's so mannered, so uncharacteristically gentle, so obviously artificial, as if something were trying its hardest to imitate a good, reassuring husband and keep Wendy and Danny feeling nice and safe [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy with him]]... And then the sheer ''rage'' that starts pouring out as soon as Wendy insists they leave the hotel, with the sense that every bit of it is coming purely from Jack.



* The finale during the intense chase throughout that damn hedge maze. [[spoiler: A bit of Foreshadowing. The maze is seen earlier in the film when Danny and Wendy are exploring and playing in it]]. Throughout the whole scene Jack is [[SuperPersistentPredator viciously]] and [[TheDeterminator relentlessly]] chasing Danny, [[AxeCrazy fire axe at hand]], throughout the snow covered maze. The ominous nature of the scene is increased even further by the only thing illuminating the way being a bunch of floodlights giving that "NothingisScarier" vibe. And to top it all off? After Danny manages to elude his father, we hear the [[HellisThatNoise whooping, wailing moans and muttering groans]] of Jack succumbing to his frostbite and injuries... [[http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/images/casts/jack_nicholson_s.jpg and one scene later...]]

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* The finale during the intense chase throughout that damn hedge maze. [[spoiler: A bit of Foreshadowing.{{foreshadowing}}. The maze is seen earlier in the film when Danny and Wendy are exploring and playing in it]]. Throughout the whole scene Jack is [[SuperPersistentPredator viciously]] and [[TheDeterminator relentlessly]] chasing Danny, [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy fire axe at hand]], throughout the snow covered maze. The ominous nature of the scene is increased even further by the only thing illuminating the way being a bunch of floodlights giving that "NothingisScarier" "NothingIsScarier" vibe. And to top it all off? After Danny manages to elude his father, we hear the [[HellisThatNoise [[HellIsThatNoise whooping, wailing moans and muttering groans]] of Jack succumbing to his frostbite and injuries... [[http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/images/casts/jack_nicholson_s.jpg and one scene later...]]
16th Jul '16 11:01:53 AM SithPanda16
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* The TrackingShot in which Danny rides his tricycle through the hallways of the hotel, the scene has the viewer on edge since they do not know what [[NothingIsScarier lies ahead of the halls.]]

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* The TrackingShot {{Oner}} in which Danny rides his tricycle through the hallways of the hotel, the scene has the viewer on edge since they do not know what [[NothingIsScarier lies ahead of the halls.]]
16th Jul '16 11:01:06 AM SithPanda16
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* The TrackingShot in which Danny rides his tricycle through the hallways of the hotel, the scene has the viewer on edge since they do not know what [[NothingIsScarier lies ahead of the halls.]]
24th Apr '16 10:24:56 PM omnicritic
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** Even worse, Creator/StanleyKubrick, being an obsessed perfectionist, had Nicholson & Crothers shoot the scene ''42 times''. Crothers eventually broke down, sobbing his eyes out, and screamed at Kubrick, "WHAT DO YOU ''WANT'' FROM ME?!?!"[[note]]Keep in mind, Crothers was nearly 70 years old when filming this film. Jack Nicholson had to intervene on his behalf.[[/note]]

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** Even worse, Creator/StanleyKubrick, being an obsessed perfectionist, had Nicholson & Crothers shoot the scene ''42 times''. Crothers eventually broke down, sobbing his eyes out, and screamed at Kubrick, "WHAT DO YOU ''WANT'' FROM ME?!?!"[[note]]Keep in mind, Crothers was nearly 70 years old when filming this film. Jack Nicholson had to intervene on his behalf.behalf to keep it from causing further stress.[[/note]]
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