Our Stanley Kubrick watch continues in Chicago, where this weekend viewers can get the wits scared out of them after midnight with The Shining. Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, Kubrick’s only foray into horror finds Jack Nicholson at his scariest.

After agreeing to be the caretaker of an old mountain hotel for the winter, Jack Torrance (Nicholson) moves his family up with the hope of finishing his Great American Novel during the long, snowed-in months. What he doesn’t know is that the hotel is really, really haunted. Perhaps the best adaptation of one of King’s novel, Kubrick’s film steers away from many of the key aspects of the plot, instead opting for stunning visual trickery and an ominous score by legendary composer Wendy Carlos. -Finn Cohen

The Shining (1980)
Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2
Midnight both nights
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago

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