In preparation for the opening of Crouch End Picturehouse, we invite you to join us for a free pop-up screening of Kubrick’s classic thriller The Shining. We’ll be screening this masterpiece of horror at the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre on Thursday 19 November. Doors open at 7.00 for an 8.00 start.
Apply here for a chance to win a pair of tickets! The winners will be notified by 5.00 on Wednesday 18 November.
“When a troubled writer takes his wife and son to a remote hotel, the ghosts of the Overlook’s bloody past come back to haunt them. Kubrick’s spine-tingling adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller (which itself drew inspiration from Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting Of Hill House) has been voted one of the greatest horror movies of all time, with Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of the increasingly deranged Jack Torrance becoming an icon of psychotic screen terror. Yet it is Shelley Duvall’s all-too-real portrayal of an anguished wife that really lends the drama such a gut-wrenchingly visceral punch – her utterly credible performance having been provoked by the director with a ruthlessness that perhaps borders on cruelty. Criticised by King devotees for straying from the details of the author’s logically linear text, The Shining was recut by its notoriously perfectionist director after its initial US release, making the film even more elliptical and enigmatic.” – Mark Kermode
The Shining (15)
Director: Stanley Kubrick.
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd. UK/USA 1980. 144 mins.