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The Filming Of ‘The Shining’ Was A Bit More Insane Than We Imagined

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When it comes to horror films, it’s hard to ignore the importance of The Shining. While it wasn’t a critical favorite, fans grew to love it. Wherever you go, references to the film are still common in pop culture to this day. We look at some eerie facts surrounding this classic.

Repeat, I Repeat, Repeat

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is a well-known line from the film. It can be seen scrawled onto hundreds of papers near Jack’s typewriter. To give this some realism, director Stanley Kubrick asked his security to type the line on all of those sheets. The task reportedly took a few months to accomplish.

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No More Tears

Shelley Duvall was pushed so hard while filming that she lost the ability to cry. But Kubrick couldn’t have a horror film without some tears! In order to keep going, the actress kept a bottle of water beside her. She would take a drink every other take to remain hydrated.

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A Change Of Rooms

The infamous room 237 was originally room 217. Because it was a real room number in the Timberline Lodge, the owners asked that the director change the room. They were scared that people would think that particular room is haunted. Kubrick decided to use the room number 237 instead since it didn’t exist.

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A Near Axe-cident

Jack Nicholson’s character Jack Torrance is known for swinging his big axe. The actor almost struck a crew member with the object while preparing to shoot. Thankfully, the person was able to dodge before a tragedy could occur. Sometimes, it’s best to not be in the actor’s space when they’re in the mindset of a killer.

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It Was All A Lie

Danny Lloyd, who was six years old at the time, was lied to while filming the movie. He was told they were shooting a drama about a family in a big hotel. Because of his young age, they didn’t want to scare him. He didn’t see the full movie until 11 years later.

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Awkwafina Lands Role In Upcoming ‘Jumanji’ Sequel

Awkwafina has been one of the hottest names in Hollywood since last summer's Crazy Rich Asians. The 30-year-old has been getting role offers at every turn. While fans are wondering what the comedian will do next, one confirmed role will find her on the same screen with the biggest movie star in the world. Riding Through The Jungle The New York...

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Kevin Smith Tells Twitter Jay And Silent Bob Are Back

Kevin Smith, better known by his character Silent Bob, has made an exciting announcement for comedy fans everywhere. After a nearly eight-year hiatus to produce in the horror genre, Smith and long-time friend Jason Mewes are coming back for a Jay and Silent Bob "reboot." By the first of the year Smith, Mewes, and Mewes' wife were back at work...

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