Twin girls hacked to pieces. Torrents of blood spilling from an elevator. Shelley Duvall. Stanley Kubrickâs The Shining is full of creepy imagery. But itâs the filmâs family dynamic thatâs the stuff of real nightmares, and what makes The Shining among the most frightening films of all time: the feeling that those you love and trust are the real boogeymen. The simmering evilâprodded along by Kubrickâs patient buildup, his then-revolutionary sound mix and Steadicam work, and Jack Nicholsonâs erratic eyebrowsâimparts a blood-boiling dread throughout. Tell âem Delbert Grady sent youâ¦and stay away from Room 237. Academy.
- Best paired with: Boneyard Chocolate Espresso Stout.
- Also showing: Crazy, Stupid, Love (Academy, Laurelhurst, Valley).