Title: The Shining
Screenwriter: Stanely Kubrick, Based on a novel by Stephen King
Star Rating: 5+
Holy Moly, my heart is still pounding. I don’t know why I never watched this movie before, or why I don’t own it. It has been out since 1980, no excuse as to why I have never watched it before. I am going to read the book, and I am ashamed that I watched the movie before I read the book. Well, at least now I understand the reference in Friends.
It was scary, to say the least. Really, I was freaked out for the majority of the time. How the father slowly became crazy… Yeah… #scarred4life
The twins were probably the thing that was the least bit of scary. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t freaked out by the twins, with their whole, “Play with us forever.” thing.
Tell me that these little girls aren’t creepy. I think Shadow and I will go as them next year…
So me during the movie, hiding under my blanket
But, there were parts where I straight up just stared at the screen like this:
Not just because it was scary, but in parts, I’m just like, “Really?” Especially when the mother just kept swinging the bat in the air, not hitting the father a bit. If it were me, I would’ve jumped on the father and would’ve knocked him out cold with the bat, but you know, dumb people in horror movies. Its like they had never took “How To Survive In a Horror Movie” and they took “How To Be Dumb In a Horror Movie” instead. Did anyone teach the mother common sense? Swinging a bat at the air takes a lot of energy you’re gonna need later. Thankfully, when he got too close to her, she hit him a lil’ bit on his head.
I honestly was freaked out by the black man. When he knew what to call Danny, a alarm sounded off in my head. Then he spoke to Danny in his head. That just freaked me out to no end. THEN THE MOTHER JUST LET DANNY STAY WITH THE MAN! I just don’t understand. Who leaves their child with a stranger? It just confuzzles me. But he ended up bein’ a good guy, but I still didn’t trust him for a while. And of course, that guy was the one who was slaughtered in the end. I thought that the mother would be slaughtered and the black man and Danny would live.
I knew Danny was gonna live anyway, because there is a second book based on Danny, which is called Doctor Sleep.
But you know what freaked me out the most? Really? Yeah, well, there were two things that freaked me out equally, these things truly terrified me.
This weird scene, where the mother is running around the hotel, trying to find Danny. She runs by a room with this in it:
What the Hell is that thing? That thing with the man! What is it? A dog, a bear? I don’t know and I am really terrified by it. I don’t even understand, I just literally can’t even with this freaky little animal thing. It was literally in my nightmare last night, no lie. I don’t even know what they are doing? It don’t look like anything based on where the weird thing’s hand is, just sayin’. It freaked me out to know end. When the mother stood there in horror, I was already freaked out. Thankfully, I didn’t jump on the other side of the couch unlike another time during a horror movie, which was also based on a Stephen King novel.
Don’t get me started on REDRUM. I was endlessly confuzzled when he just kept repeating it over and over again. It didn’t occur to me that it was “MURDER” backwards. It seems like the mother was really the only one in this movie as freaked out as I was. Well, she was scared more than I was, but whatever. She was comforting Danny, looked at the mirror and screamed bloody murder (haha) at Murder spelled in the mirror.
I didn’t like the Tony thing. I don’t see how Tony played into the whole thing. Was the Tony thing scary? Yes. But I don’t see the reason behind Tony. Other than just making me crazy. Because of Tony, I may freak out if my child has an imaginary friend. Thank you Tony, I needed that. I never really had an imaginary friend, so I cannot relate a bit.
You know what else I don’t understand? The people in horror movies, when they hear about people dying in the place, they act like everything is natural. Have you seen that one Vine, when he says, “This is how horror movies should end”? Yeah, well that was correct. So when the twins pop up, when the guy who murdered his family slowly drives the father crazy, I sit in my seat with a smug expression on my face.
And the blood filled in the halls, all over the wall… UGH! Grooooss. I mean, it even gets on the camera. This movie does a really good job at freaking me/disgusting me. I understand why Joey and Rachel keep the Shining in the freezer.
I hate mazes. I hated mazes before this movie. I hated them before I hated the Maze Runner. What if you don’t find your way out? Do you just stay in there, trying to find your way out forever. The maze in this movie, has nothing on any other maze in this world. I know a few peeps who saw the maze in real life… Ugh, yeah, no. Never, I would never go through a maze in my life. Not even if someone paid me a million dollars to go through one.
I don’t understand why Danny went through the maze anyway. It was winter, there is snow, peoples can track other peoples in the snow. SNOW LEAVES FOOTPRINTS! People in horror movies can be so daft. If I were being chased by a man who is carrying an ax, I would not go through the maze, ever. That would not be my personal choice. I would run as far as I could out into the middle of no where.
The end, when he is just sitting in the snow. See, if the mother just beat the man senseless, he would have ended up like this:
Does this remind anyone of how you feel when you get out of the shower? I feel like this when I get out of anything warm.
Seriously, I would have killed him much faster. I think it was smart of her to drag him into the kitchen, but uh, wouldn’t have been smarter just to kill him, rather than letting him rot in a closet? Am I right or am I right?
I still love this movie. Would I watch it again? Not really, now that I know how it ends. But I still think that is a fantastic movie, and I would love to see the face of Shadow watching it, who is a big fradey-cat. I am surprised if anyone else has not watched it. I feel like I am the only person who hasn’t watched it. WATCH IT IF YOU HAVEN’T YET, AND IF YOU HAVEN’T… SORRY THAT I HAVE SPOILED IT FOR YOU.