The OverLook Hotel
Jack Torrance, a man whose life is being destroyed by alcohol, makes a promise to his wife, Wendy, and son, Danny that he will change and give up drinking. After achieving his goal, he feels the need to get away and takes the job as caretaker at the Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. As he, Wendy and Danny begin adjusting to a new life style it soon becomes evident that they are not alone as an evil force within the hotel appears to want Danny for an unknown, sinister purpose. What occurs when the family is left alone at the hotel over the winter is depicted. Based on the novel by Stephen King.
Jack Torrance sees his stint as winter caretaker of a Colorado hotel as a way back from failure, his wife sees it as a chance to preserve their family, and their five-year-old son sees the evil waiting just for them, as they journey into a world in which old horrors come to life to destroy the living.
In The Shining, a little boy keeps having recurring visions of all the tragic, violent, and untimely deaths that have occurred in the Overlook Hotel.
While riding his tricycle through the hotel’s seemingly endless corridors he encounters the ghosts of Grady’s murdered twin daughters, who invite him to come and play with them. Then, while riding past the dread room 237, he finds the door ajar and enters, and is traumatized by seeing what he describes as a “crazy woman” in the room. When Jack investigates, he discovers a naked young woman in the bathtub who tries to seduce him before she transforms into the ghost of an old woman, who died in the room as he flees in disgust.
Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister.
As the ghosts begin to manifest themselves more boldly, Jack comes under their sway, camping out in the hotel’s grand ballroom where he is served by phantom bartender Lloyd (Joe Turkel) and goaded into violence by the ghost of Grady (Philip Stone), who appears to him as a men’s room attendant.
Eventually, he attacks his family, attempting to kill them in a twisted mirroring of the awful events that, it transpires, occurred in the hotel’s past. As he attacks his family, Wendy and Danny barricade themselves inside their apartment’s bathroom and Jack starts to hack his way through the door with an axe.