Video Essay Goes Behind The Scenes of Stanley Kubrick's Horror Masterpiece THE SHINING

In the latest episode of Lessons From The Screenplay, YouTuber Michael Tucker dives into the 1980 horror classic The Shining and explores what make the film so psychologically frightening with an emphasis on the script. This proves a little tougher than you might think, since director and co-writer Stanley Kubrick was notoriously against making his screenplays available to the public, and the original version is apparently hosted at an archive in London.

But analyzing the score, the visual style, and the available bits of script, he explores the reasons the movie feels so creepy (there's an important distinction between creepy and scary) and how that creepiness gives way to pure suspense late in the movie. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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