This movie is one of the best films ever made that is based on a Stephen King book. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the caretaker of a hotel/resort high in the Rocky Mountains. He takes his wife Wendy (Shelley Duval) and his young son Danny (Danny Lloyd) with him and they will be isolated for the entire winter as the place is literally snowed in for months. It is an undemanding job as there really is not a lot to do and they get free room and board for the entire stay. Jack is going to use the time to write a book he has in mind. Danny is a special child as he has telepathy and premonitions of the future. He is shocked when the hotel’s cook who is giving them their introductory tour speaks to him telepathically. The cook (Scatman Crothers) has his ability from his grandmother and that she called it the shining. He tells Danny that he has it also. Danny tells him that the hotel is scary and that it has its own shine. He tells Danny to be careful and to stay out of room 237. A major winter snow storm hits and now they are truly isolated. Unfortunately the hotel has an evil history and evil spirits abound there. Jack is slowly driven crazy and possessed by the former caretaker that murdered his family……. This movie and book is just downright scary and creepy. There are some scenes in the movie that are very graphic and macabre. I love horror stories and movies and this one is just outstanding. It is really a classic Stephen King story that was transformed to the movie screen with a wonderful cast and great directing. I recommend it to you.