Reacting to the Original Reviews of “The Shining” from 1980 [VIDEO]

Considered by many to be among the greatest horror films ever made, The Shining‘s significance in horror and pop culture can’t be overstated.  Upon its release in May of 1980 however, critics weren’t very kind to it.

For many, they simply didn’t get what Kubrick was trying to do, and judged it by conventional film standards (and there’s absolutely nothing conventional about that movie).

So, in honor of its 40th Anniversary, we thought it would be fun to look at some of those old reviews, and see how they hold up today.  Enjoy!

What do you think?  Were the critics too harsh, or did they have some merit to their criticisms?  Let us know in the comments!

For more videos, reviews, rankings, and other fun horror content, follow Halloween Year-Round on Facebook, Twitter, and subscribe on YouTube!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s