Halloween Special: the “scariest film ever”, with 24 never-before-seen-in-this-country minutes restored for the first time.
Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror is widely considered to be the most terrifying movie ever made. This Halloween sees the release of the US version which has never before been released in the UK and which – at 144 minutes – runs 24 minutes longer than the European version previously seen.
Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, Kubrick’s tale of a family man and would-be writer (Jack Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre. It is also – as Martin Scorsese has pointed out − like no other horror film ever made – ‘essentially unclassifiable, endlessly provocative and profoundly disturbing’. This original extended version of The Shining will screen in a magnificent new digital transfer which does full justice to the director’s artistic vision and quest for technical perfection.