Celebrate 40 years of 'The Shining' by embracing the horrors of isolation

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Celebrate 40 years of 'The Shining' by embracing the horrors of isolation

Come play with us — from a safe, six-feet distance with precautionary face coverings, please.

On May 23, 1980, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining hit theaters for the first time. 40 years later, it’s renowned as one of the most chilling chapters in horror history, a masterful blend of supernatural and psychological terror so timeless even the Overlook Hotel’s carpeting is iconic. 

Of course, on this particular anniversary, the story of a struggling writer and his family self-isolating for a winter of productivity only to slowly descend into a murderous nightmare feels especially haunting. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere have been forced to cope with the mental and physical consequences of solitude.  Read more...

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