R | | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Stephen King did not know that "murder" spelled backwards was "redrum" until he actually typed it. He loved the various connotations of the word. Red Rum was a famous racehorse in the 1970s.
Hi, I've got an appointment with Mr. Ullman. My name is Jack Torrance.
The helicopter's shadow can be seen in the bottom right hand corner, during the opening sequence. (This goof only appears in the un-matted print.)
The movie's opening titles are also the only instance in any Kubrick film where scrolling credits, rather than title cards, are used.
$622,337 (USA) (26 May 1980)
$44,017,374 (USA) (31 December 1980)
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