Cast and Crew: Stanley Kubrick (Director/Screenplay); Stephen King (Novel); Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Joe Turkel
What It’s About: Writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker for the Overlook Hotel, hoping to finally get some work done on his writing. As his psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) notices first, the hotel’s long history of tragedy have not left their mark. Will the Torrances fall victim to the same forces that took the previous caretaker and his family?
Why Watch it Today?: Today is Imbloc, and ancient festival marking the midpoint of winter and the coming end of the darkest season of the year. Before we leave winter behind, why not watch today’s Movie, one of the best winter horror movies?
Other Choices: Today is also Groundhog Day.