By: Brian Kinzeler
I had heard so much about this
film and I had always looked to buy it but it was some obscene price so I
decided to hold off on buying it. Well I found it last night and
quickly decided to watch it since I felt I was doing this site a
disservice by not having that great classic on here with a review.
Like Adam K's review of this film I had heard that you will either love or
hate this film. I definitely loved this film. Jack Nicholson
is incredible. It is almost hard to describe how good he is.
He is so crazy in the movie and does such a great job of making the
audience believe he is crazy it is unbelievable. Danny Lloyd, who
played the little boy, was incredible either. He did such an
incredible job of being scared of Nicholson the entire film. Stanley
Kubrick's direction was phenomenal. Everything was done right in the
movie. It was a little slow at points but the book, that it was
based off of, was huge and Kubrick wanted to do an accurate depiction of
the book. There was a little nudity for those male viewers out
there. There was some great special effects for the budget this film
had. This is not one of those jump scare movies. I found this
to be one of those films that just gives you chills up and down your body
as you watch it. The classic lines such as "REDRUM" and "Heeeeere's
Johnny" were great. This was so much better than the made for TV
version. You are truly not a horror fan if you have not seen this
movie. 5 out of 5. A must watch.