Madison Marshall, Entertainment Writer

The well-known horror movie “The Shining” is growing less and less in popularity with all the new hot horror films.

“The Shining” is a 2 hour and 26 minute long movie about a family that goes to an isolated hotel in the winter, and they come across a sinister presence that forces the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrifying things that happened at the hotel in the past. The whole movie was based off of a dream that Stephen King had while staying in the Stanley Hotel.

Something that is very well appreciated in the film in the conflict and the storyline. Stephen King states, “That’s what’s wrong with [Stanley Kubrick’s] The Shining, basically…the movie has no heart; there’s no center to the picture. I wrote the book as a tragedy, and if it was a tragedy, it was because all the people loved each other.”  He’s not very fond of how the movie came out and says that there was a bigger picture than the movie drew.

Overall, “The Shining” is mostly recommended for teens and young adults. It is rated 7/10.