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JackTorrance's appearance in the Final Act?

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by room217scene, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. room217scene

    room217scene New Member

    I am going to attend in Cosplay at a Horror Convention soon. I want to go as the Novelization Version of Jack Torrance, with the mallet instead of the ax. But I need to know some other details cause I want to be precise. So my question is the description of Jack's physical appearance when he goes mad trying to kill everyone.

    1. Is Jack dressed in a red plaid wool shirt?

    2. Is he also wearing blue jeans with tan mountain boots?

    3. What injuries does he have?

    4. Is he limping?

    I repeat: I'm asking about the book version, NOT the Kubrick movie version.

    I don't have enough time to read all of the novel, I already know of the spoilers. If someone could please tell me, it would help out a lot, cause I love to go all out in cosplay.
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome! Someone will be along who knows.
  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    At the end of the book Jack
    has a knife sticking from his back. I think Wendy stabs him between the shoulders and he couldn't reach to remove it.
  4. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    No nee
    No need to read the whole book, if you're going for final scene look. Just pick up the novel and turn to the last few chapters. Think of it as research.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Welcome.....and "yes" to all of your queries....I believe that to be close enough since most folk will only remember the movie costuming....
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome.
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  7. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    Welcome to the boards! Post again with some pics and stories from your convention!
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  8. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  9. room217scene

    room217scene New Member

    But there is no yes to my question of what injuries does he have?
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  10. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    As skimom2 said, you've had time to at least read the ending, if not the book...

    Good luck on your costume.
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  11. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I answered this above. Check spoiler. I gave you only one injury but it's a major one.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...skim the last few chapters....that should give you a working knowledge of the extent of his various and sundry boo-boos....
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  13. Arkay Lynchpin

    Arkay Lynchpin Preserve wildlife; pickle a squirrel.

    He was also wearing his favourite Pogo the Clown boxers.
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  14. room217scene

    room217scene New Member

    What's the name of the chapter I start with?
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I found some things that might help.....his right hand slashed by a razor, he battered his own face and skull with the roque mallet and the aforementioned knife in the back.....he was referred to as something less than human by the end of the novel, so let your imagination run wild....
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  16. Tyler Mooring

    Tyler Mooring New Member

    1. wipe your mouth with a rag
    2. carry around a bottle of excedrine
    3. yell, "You're gonna take your medicine!"
    4. pretend to talk to people that no one else can see.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I do that on a daily basis, is that so wrong???....BTW-welcome!....:D
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  18. Tyler Mooring

    Tyler Mooring New Member

    No not at all! Perfectly normal, just stay away from roque mallets.....and thank you! glad to be here.
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  19. Mel217

    Mel217 Well-Known Member

    When I had a dog taking a few medications (three times daily) it was always a chance to do my best Nurse Ratched impression :D
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  20. Religiously_Unkind

    Religiously_Unkind Well-Known Member

    He looked like Garfield.
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