Why do people say The Shining is scary?

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  1. spot rusherz

    spot rusherz Banned

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    I've seen this movie movie 10 times, and I've never been scared watching it.

    Its on TV right now (A&E).... and there aren't any scary parts... the only part thats close to being scary is when Jack was kissing that old $** ladythat was in the bath tub.


    Other than that, this is probably the most overrated horror movie of all-time.
     
  2. mez 0ne

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    Its more of a thriller than an actual scary movie, great flick.
     
  3. jayhood23

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    I dont see the horror in it either.
     
  4. bxbadboy90

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    Red Rum!!!!!
     
  5. carlosdapaperboy

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    It's only scary when u watch as a little kid. The Shining had me shook when I watched and I was like 8-years-old.
     
  6. enlightened thought

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    i think it's mostly because the shining was written by stephen king, who is assumed by many to be a great horror writer. it's more of a psychologicalthrill/terror than a horror/gore type thing.

    same thing happened with the m. night shamayalalwnasdl movies. it shouldn't be labeled as "horror" but people will always think of it as such.
     
  7. 703flipfiend

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    First of all, it's "The Shining." Not The Shinning.

    Secondly, I agree with you. It's really not scary.
     
  8. spot rusherz

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    Sorry Mr. Feeny.
     
  9. mez 0ne

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    THRILLER.
     
  10. rhythmentality

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    It was ahead of its time back then.


    Now it's just 1 of those things you watch when there's nothing else on TV.
     
  11. the takeover

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    Word the movie is trash idc
     
  12. rfx45

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    I think it is scary when it is released. In these days, peopel are scared of gore and pushing the limits but back then, psychological thrillers like these werewhat was scary.
    Similar to the movie Psycho. Back then, it was one of the scariest movie ever, but now people will laugh and probably fall asleep watching it.
    People just need to get more in-depth with what the story is trying to tell to have a better grasp of it.
     
  13. jville819

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    I watched it when i was 7 so i was scared outta my %%$@@!% mind. I've seen it once since then, not scary more a thriller like others have said.
     
  14. primavera vills

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    It's more of a thriller movie, as previously stated. And, the people in our day have more tolerance to old movies.
     
  15. frank mucus

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    Word, those little girls and the bar scene was just creepy as hell. I was so shook I couldn't leave my bed after watching it.
     
  16. jello b afro

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    It's a psychological thriller not a horror movie, tough guy.
     
  17. spot rusherz

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    Damn this movie had yall shook LIKE THAT? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    the ONLY scary part is the old lady.
     
  18. johnnyredstorm

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    Co-sign. Psycho was more freaky and weird than scary when I watched it a couple of years ago.
     
  19. 703flipfiend

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    You're forgiven, Erick. [​IMG]
     
  20. spot rusherz

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  21. atlien seeko

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    Uhh.. werd.
     
  22. stoneyjax

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    not scary just a lil weird
     
  23. jello b afro

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    This dude looked up Wikipedia for help. lol
     
  24. pr1nts

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    great movie but not scary.
     
  25. spot rusherz

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    No.

    I went to Wikipedia to let you know, you don't know what the *!%$ you're talkin about [​IMG]