Gave me nightmares

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Apr 3, 2014
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I have never ever been scared reading a book before. This one takes the cake. The images it creates have stayed with me long after I have put it down. I don't know why it so scary since I cannot put it down to one part or another....well I do know that the kid(if you can call it that) in the playground gave me nightmares. After that I knew this book was set apart from the others I have read. I grew up reading horror novels and watching any scary movie I could get my eyes on. My mother would watch this movie when I was a child and I never gave it second thought/chance until a few weeks ago. I though how silly I've seen this and not read the book. So off to the library I went. It has started a marathon of King books. I still can't shake this feeling that has stayed with me from reading The shining. Thank you Stephen King for......scaring me and making me afraid like a little girl.
 
Apr 3, 2014
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#3
The book... the movie just didn't scare me. I found the book gave you more of the madness the Overlook could create. I like that it explained the background of the ghost's that come to call Overlook home. The movie was good. I think maybe it was the director vision that turned me off. I wasn't drawn into the movie or the characters, at the end of the movie I was left feeling confused. After reading the book I was left with the feeling of creepiness that took a few weeks to leave.
 

Walter Oobleck

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Mar 6, 2013
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I enjoyed the movie with Jack Nicholson...first SK experience for me. Have not seen the remake...I think there's a remake but am not positive about that. But yeah, the story gives you so much more. I like how Jack is a kind of Lear character, a man more sinned against than sinning. The movie had some good qualities...that feeling of emptiness, solitude, creepy solitude, the unexplained, those hedge animals, long empty corridors.
 

ghost19

"Have I run too far to get home?"
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#7
Whole damn book just oozes creepy from start to finish. Isolation, supernatural themes, pre-cognition, haunted hotel....mallet wielding possessed maniac....yet more proof that Mr. King is a kung fu ninja bada** when it comes to writing. One of the best books ever.
 
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Doc Creed

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I found the book gave you more of the madness the Overlook could create. I like that it explained the background of the ghost's that come to call Overlook home.
Yeah, I like the hotel in the book. Gothic, sprawling, yet claustrophobic. The movie hotel has its horror but I prefer the hotel as described in the novel. After visiting The Stanley Hotel in Colorado I could sense how King must have felt being alone (with Tabby) in the creaky, shadowy hotel.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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I like the book better, but am still a fan of Kubrick's version. The book tells the story and characters better and is a lot creepier than the movie, but the movie's beautiful camera work and great acting make it very much enjoyable none the less, probably my favorite Nickelson performance.
 

GNTLGNT

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#12
I like the book better, but am still a fan of Kubrick's version. The book tells the story and characters better and is a lot creepier than the movie, but the movie's beautiful camera work and great acting make it very much enjoyable none the less, probably my favorite Nickelson performance.
...any relation to Nickelodeon?.....
 
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