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The Making Of 'The Shining' Was A Bigger Nightmare Than The Film's Story

All kinds of horrific events occur in Stanley Kubrick's The Shiningbut the madness didn't end when the cameras stopped rolling. In fact, the horrors that took place behind the scenes may have helped to make the on-screen insanity feel more palpable for viewers. 

Adapting Stephen King's story took a toll on all involved, and there are plenty of stories about making The Shining that sound absolutely excruciating. Combine a notoriously obsessive director, a major star tackling a challenging role, and some complex visual imagery, and you're in for a remarkably taxing year of filming. Kubrick, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and the rest of the cast and crew survived a real-life nightmare to deliver one of the best horror movies ever made.

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