Stephen King must have been too drunk or coked up to fully appreciate this frightfest, as he denounced it for being too different from his book. Boo fucking hoo. Kubrick's vision is as cold as the winter storm barricading a family in a giant hotel in the mountains of Colorado. Tiny psychic Danny, in the midst of realizing his developing powers, hops on his Big Wheel and lets his fiendish finger lead him into bad situations, while Daddy gets drunk and yells at Mommy. Pile this on top of the only twins you wouldn't want to play with, Jack Nicholson's unforgettably gonzo performance, and Shelly Duvall's bulging eyes, and your nightmares are here to stay. Keep the lights on.

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