Getting the week started correctly, here is another scary cinema post in this last week before we’ll all celebrate the season with treats or tricks. I might argue that 2001: A Space Odyssey is Stanley Kubrick’s most innovative, ambitious, and visionary film. But The Shining is my favorite Kubrick flick, and it’s one of the best horror films of all time.
Here’s a great examination of two of the film’s creepiest elements by one of my favorite film analysts, Rob Ager. Ager’s done lots of great breakdowns on Kubrick’s films and here he looks at the terrorizing of little Danny Torrance as well as the mystery of the bear-suited man. Fair warning: Ager’s analysis brings up themes of child abuse.