So if you DON'T want to be legitimately freaked out... avoid this movie.
Like, at all costs.
The Shining was one of the scariest movies ever made. Jack Nicholson made the film so iconic... The "Here's Johnny line." The door. The terrified family. The snow maze.
Man, I feel shivers everywhere...
But turns out there are a bunch of stuff that you should know about the movie... if you dare.
1. The director didn't even look at the script written by Stephen King... the original author of the book.
2. Depending on where you saw the movie, the iconic sentence "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy" changed.
3. In the book, the spooky stuff in the movie takes place in room 217 NOT Room 237 because the owners of the real hotel didn't want to scare away the customers.
4. Stephen King was allegedly not a big fan of the movie adaptation of his book. He didn't think Jack Nicholson was right either because audiences already thought of him as crazy and he felt that Jack couldn't portray a decent into madness.
5. There's an urban legend that's never been officially debunked that the director actually typed all 500 pages of “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
6. Remember that annoying little boy in The Shining? Turns out the child actor only showed up in this movie.
7. But, despite the terrifying nature of the movie, the 5-year-old kid didn't know he was in a horror movie.
This is him now. “I just personally don’t find it scary because I saw it behind the scenes. I know it might be kind of ironic, but I like funny films and documentaries.”
8. The iconic "Here's Johnny" line was improvised. What isn't, eh?
9. The sets where most of the filming took place burned down near the end of shooting.
There's even a famous picture of Kubrick laughing in front of it all.
10. The scene where Shelley Duvall's character swings the bat at Jack broke a world record because it took 127 takes — the most for a scene with spoken dialogue.
11. 900 tons of salt were needed to make this movie...
12. The film inspired a BUNCH of different conspiracy theories including one where Kubrick helped fake the moon landing. Some people claimed The Shining was his confession to the world.
13. Actress Shelley Duvall suffered from nervous exhaustion throughout filming... and that includes physical illness and she even lost her hair.
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