31 scary movie moments – 5) Room 237 fully revealed in The Shining (1980)

Thanks to @rosstmiller for this truly horrifying scene suggestion. Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is our most scary film EVER and there are many standout true moments of horror that could have been picked. ‘Here’s Johnny!’ – of course – the appearance of the twins, the rivers of blood, Danny’s (Danny Lloyd) REDRUMREDRUMREDRUMREDRUMREDUM etc… etc… But when Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) enters the mysterious room 237 and is drawn towards the bathroom and something behind that shower curtain across the bath, you’ll really get a chill.

Room 237 has been the subject of his son’s Danny’s fear throughout the movie and we also know something really bad is in there – what it actually is, we encounter for the first time – at the same time as Jack. The wide angle lense makes the experience even more unsettling.


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