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20 Things You Didn't Know About The Shining

Obscure facts about one of the most famous horror stories of all time.

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There are horror stories, there are great horror stories, and then there is The Shining.

Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece of horror, at first misunderstood by critics when it originally came out, has - like all truly great movies of its era - garnered the respect it rightfully deserves in the decades since. The way the film uses clever cinematography to put the view in a constant feeling of unease and discomfort long before anything actually spooky happens is unmatched even to this day.

And like all great films, the story behind its creation is just as interesting as the movie itself. The backstory behind The Shining is legendary at this point for just how bizarre it is and how every time you hear about it, there's always some new anecdote or story that happened to the cast and crew while filming.

Many of these you've already heard before if you're in any way a fan of this or Kubrick's other work. But others you may never have heard before. These are the 15 most interesting facts about one of the most interesting films ever made.

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