Want to behold the glory that is 'The Shining' in the comfort of your own home? Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Stanley Kubrick-directed movie via subscription can be difficult, so we here at Moviefone want to take the pressure off.
We've listed a number of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription choices - along with the availability of 'The Shining' on each platform. Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how you can watch 'The Shining' right now, here are some details about the Warner Bros. Pictures thriller flick.
Released May 23, 1980, 'The Shining' stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers. The R movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 22 min, and received a score of 63 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from 12 respected critics.
Interested in knowing what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family."