There are many shocking moments in Stanley Kubrick's
adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Shining (1980), but the
real terror is subtle, insidious, and will linger in your nightmares. Some
images will never leave you: the elevator full of blood, for example, or the
Diane Arbus twins, or the woman in the tub, or the eerie sound that Danny - the
little boy with the title gift of ESP - makes when his Big Wheel rolls from
bare floors to carpeting in the endless, empty corridors of the Overlook Hotel.
It's Last Year at Marienbad as a horror movie, with
Jack Nicholson in his best psychopath role ever at the Coolidge Corner Theatre,
290 Harvard St, Brookline | Monday, August 22 @ 7 pm | $9; $6 seniors | coolidge.org.