Thirty-six years after its release, Stanley Kubrick’s movie The Shining has achieved the status of a true horror classic, one which continues to inspire up-and-coming directors like The Witch filmmaker Robert Eggers, who recently told this writer that the “smell” of the Jack Nicholson-starring Stephen King adaptation was all over his own recent hit movie.
This Halloween season, the British Film Institute is screening a new digital transfer of Kubrick’s chiller at a number of locations in both the U.K. and Ireland. To publicize these events, the BFI has commissioned a trailer which features more spookiness, mayhem, and “Redrum!!!”-ing than you can shake a stick (or wave an ax) at.
You can see the new trailer for The Shining, above.