The Shining: Kubrick vs. King | NowThis Nerd

1980 saw the release of one of the greatest horror movies ever made from a master of modern cinema: Stanley Kubrick. The Shining shocked audiences everywhere with its psychological terror, subtle scares and masterful performances from stars like Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall. The film is an undisputed classic, and it’s definitely one of the best Stephen King film adaptations. But there’s one famous person who’s definitely not a fan: Stephen King. The Shining was a deeply personal book for King, and he’s always hated Stanley Kubrick’s Shining film. So much so that the man himself eventually decided to make his own. In this video, NowThisNerd takes a deep dive into Kubrick vs. King.

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