Over 35 years after its release in 1980, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining remains one of the most studied and discussed horror movies in cinematic history. There’s even an entire movie about the vast and often bizarre speculations theories associated with the film: The documentary Room 237. The film’s capacity to inspire debates while constantly revealing new, previously unexamined elements makes it an enduring classic, one that will continue to be examined in-depth for many years to come.
Fans of The Shining and horror movie history will be tickled by the video below. It’s a rare high-quality reproduction of the film’s original TV spot in 1980. While this material isn’t new, the quality of this particular clip makes it worth re-examining. It was unearthed by YouTuber FixiousMaximus, courtesy of TheOverlookHotel.com.
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Official Synopsis: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.
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