Halloween might have come and gone, but we’re keeping things spooky on the podcast with yet another Stephen King cinematic adaptation: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Although reception was lukewarm upon its release in 1980, the film is now lauded as one of the greatest psychological horror films ever made. It’s also a film that has been endlessly debated and analyzed, even inspiring a documentary chronicling the film’s true motivations. So, 35-years later, we ask: is all the obsession warranted? Is The Shinning a cinematic masterpiece? Or, as some critics believed when it hit theaters, is it too long and methodical to truly last the test of time? Grab a bourbon and join us in room 237—it’s going to be a long, cold night.
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