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It might be just [[Literature/{{It}} the second]] work by Creator/StephenKing to [[NightmareFuel/{{It}} get its own NF page]], but ''there is no way'' this could make the movie [[NightmareFuel any less shit-pants-scary.]]

[[ShmuckBait If you want more]] Stephen King insanity, [[NightmareFuel/StephenKing this other page]] has a lot more than you can shake a stick at.
* Hell, the basic premise that someone you love and trust could go batshit insane and try to kill you is damned freaky enough on its own without all the ghostly trappings...
** Imagine you have a parent who's been struggling with addiction and anger issues. They love you and you love them, and they really have been trying to beat their problems for themselves and for you. Then something happens and they snap right back to how they used to be. They frighten you, you're not safe around them, and you can't trust them not to hurt you. And there's no solution to the problem anymore. Even without the supernatural trigger, it's a disturbingly realistic situation.
* King fully digs into his own experiences with drug addiction to create a chilling portrait of having a compulsion to do things you know are hurting yourself and your loved ones, and not being able to stop. Making it worse is that he later stated this was in no way deliberate, making the whole thing come off as a primal scream for help from his subconscious.

!!Novel only:
* In the novel, Danny's first encounter with the woman in Room 217 is just horrifying. The description of her bloated, rotted corpse floating in the bathtub is horrific enough (and she's also ''[[SlasherSmile smiling]]''), but then she starts to ''get up'' and chase after Danny, who by this point is so utterly consumed with terror that he isn't even able to think to open the door to let himself out. At least the woman in the movie starts out looking attractive. Not so much here, as even when she was alive she was pretty ugly.
** And then, just as Danny's managed to [[HopeSpot calm himself down, remembering Dick's words about how he doesn't think the hauntings can hurt people]]... the ghost clamps her hands around the poor kid's neck and tries to strangle him.
** 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]].
** [[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.
** Try reading that part again, knowing what happens afterwards. Jack and Wendy find Danny, and since she doesn't seem to notice the water stains on his clothing, she thinks that Jack lost his temper and hurt Danny again. Angry at Wendy for jumping to conclusions, Jack storms off, and ends up in the bar, where the hotel starts sinking its hooks into him.
* The novel was scary in its own right, especially those moving topiary animals and Jack being haunted by his father.
** 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.
* In 2013, King published ''Literature/DoctorSleep'', a sequel to ''The Shining'' that focuses on Danny as an adult. A synopsis is available on one of the wiki sites [[http://stephenking.wikia.com/wiki/Doctor_Sleep here]]. Please read at your own risk.
* King once talked about his inspiration for the novel, he and his wife were out on a trip, and stopped at a hotel that were just closing up for the winter, and manned with a skeleton crew, leaving them almost completely alone in the building. Imagine having to stay in a place like that.
* ''Doctor Sleep'' fleshes out some of the backstory and setting of the Overlook Hotel, it's revealed that the sheer amount of ghosts at the place is because the area is saturated in supernatural energy, allowing ghosts to manifest easier than they otherwise would. They also reveal that the only ghosts who linger in the mortal world are usually the ones who know that something much ''worse'' awaits them on the other side for their crimes.
* One of the reasons why Danny doesn't want to tell his parents about the horrible feeling he has about the Overlook, not to mention his Shining, is an incident that occurred soon after Jack quit drinking but before he lost his job. Another kid in Danny's nursery class had a father who suffered a nervous breakdown and was institutionalized, with the mother and son leaving town soon after. A combination of schoolyard rumors ("he lost his marbles, they took him to the bughouse, and he can never never never leave"), and Jack's rational explanation of the situation created a deep-seated fear in Danny of his parents having him committed if he ever told them outright about his abilities. He even has a monologue about the men in the white coats coming to his house and taking him away forever.
* Tony's warning about the Overlook. "This inhuman place makes human monsters".
* The blood splatter Danny sees in the presidential suite.
* The presence Danny encounters in the playground concrete tube after the snow traps him inside.
* The topiary animals in the novel are terrifying. What makes them even worse is the fact that they only seem to move when they ''aren't being looked at'' (yes, even in the split second Jack looks from one to the other), changing into a different position each time, getting closer and closer...they basically were an early version of the [[Series/DoctorWho Weeping Angels]].
-->''The thing was, you couldn't watch all of them. Not at once.''
** It's worse when they go after Danny, popping out of the snow and trying to stop the little boy from reaching the door.
* 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".
* Anyone who has issues with flying will have a hard time getting through Halloran's trip back to the Overlook, with his plane taking a very bumpy trip through the blizzard. And his attempts to drive through the icy roads aren't much better.

!!Film only:
* "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." [[MadnessMantra Over. And over. And over. And over]].
** What makes that especially freaky is not so much the revelation that Jack's gone insane, but the [[FridgeHorror implication]] of how long he's ''been'' going insane.
* The point where Wendy, finally able to see the ghosts, runs into a man with his skull visibly split. "Great party, isn't it?"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmOoekbK6YI This]] lovely moment. Wendy, half-insane after her husband trying to kill her and all the other crazy shit she's seen that night, stumbles upon a dude in a bear suit blowing a well-dressed middle-aged man. And that horribly spooky music just sends chills down the spine. If you walked in on that couple in real life, living or ghosts, and they gave you that look, like ''you'' were the depraved one, chances are you would run the fuck outta there. Not to mention, in the book the man in the dog/bear suit is wearing said suit and performing the favor because the man in the tuxedo manipulated and broke him through psychological abuse.
** 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.
* The encounter with the woman in Room 237 [[spoiler:who turns out to be dead and decaying... after Jack lustily embraces her]].
* "Come play with us, Danny. Forever. And ever. ''And ever.''" (That you can't quite see ''what'' their dead bodies look like makes it worse.)
** Jack Torrance later says it in the same manner.
* Shelley Duvall in and of herself is pretty freaking scary. Shelley Duvall contorting her face in terror? Almost unbearable. Probably because Duvall was probably ''not'' acting. Kubrick worked on making her as unnerved and on-edge as possible while filming the movie.
* 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...
** 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 to keep it from causing further stress.[[/note]]
* The music, ''especially'' the opening theme. You know you have one ''hell'' of a scary ride ahead when just the ''opening theme'' makes you want to watch this with the lights on.
** Hector Berlioz' "Dies Irae" from "Symphonie Fantastique", electronicized by Music/WendyCarlos.
** The native American chanting and/or screaming in certain scenes (like when Wendy runs up the stairs just before stumbling upon Dogsuit Man and Derwent), and the weird ululating noises in the opening scene.
** ''Utrenja'', which seems to exist solely to make people scream. It always comes suddenly, ear-splittingly loud, and the rhythmic knocking sound is like a pair of skulls being smashed together. Shows up when Jack axes Halloran, when Wendy sees the REDRUM sign in the mirror, and several times around the climax.
** Hell, Krzysztof Penderecki's contributions to the score as a whole, which rely on DroneOfDread and [[ScareChord Scare Chord]] to be scary. A prime example being ''Polymorphia'', which plays over the "All work and no play" scene.
** ''[[SoundtrackDissonance Midnight, with the stars and youuuuuuuuuuuuu.]]''
* 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.
** What's even worse is that his expression is almost identical to the one he wears in the US version after he takes his first drink at the bar -- the one he offered his soul for.
* The scene where an almost-completely deranged Jack tries to comfort Danny... while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9LWHEf0VFo this]] music plays.
** And he tells Danny "I want to stay here forever... and ever... and ever." Yipes.
* 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.]]
** In the same scene "I'm not gonna hurt you." [beat] "Darling, light of my life, I'm not going to hurt you. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said 'I'm not going to hurt you... I'm just going to bash your brains in!' I'm going to bash them right the fuck in." and then the look and faces he starts making after that little speech... shudder*
* The final shot where the camera zooms in on a picture of a party from the 1920s, where Jack is seen between the guests, as if he always was a ghost in the hotel. To add some more creepiness to the scene is that, at that moment, the hotel is back to being as disturbingly empty as it was before...
* Lloyd the bartender. Joe Turkel's performance is so creepy. All he does is stare unblinkingly at Jack, smile politely at him and give him a drink, and yet he still manages to come across as evil incarnate. Maybe it's the NothingIsScarier effect that he never does anything scary like the other ghosts, but you know he could if he wanted to.
* 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 [[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.
* Tony in the film. In the book, he's Danny from the future, but the movie never divulges who or what he is. We're left with nothing but his insistence that he doesn't want Danny to talk about his Shining, Danny's tenacious avoidance in describing Tony in great detail, and the ominous and vague mentions that Tony tells Danny to "do things."
* [[HellIsThatNoise Redrum.]] [[MadnessMantra REDRUM!]] ''REDRUM!!!!''
* The blood flooding out of the elevator. It's an iconic shot from the movie, yet it's completely 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 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...]]
** Jack's final moments in the maze. He is limping, barely able to stand, and constantly calling out his wife and son's names, though at that time his lips are so numb, or perhaps his mind is so deteriorated, that it sounds almost like incomprehensible moaning. That scene almost makes you forget he's a crazy killer, he sounds more like a tragic father desperately and futilely trying to escape the maze and find his family. [[AlasPoorVillain Seeing anyone slowly, slowly freezing to death is a terrible thing]].
* At the beginning of the movie, when Danny asks Tony to show him why he doesn't want to go to the Overlook.... we get to see a brief shot of the blood in the elevators and the twin girls.
* The {{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.]]

!!1997 miniseries only:
* 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]].