SCORSESE’S SCARIEST FILM FEST – THE SHINING + THE LEOPARD MAN

Rating: MA15+
Length: 209 mins
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

DAVID STRATTON PRESENTS MARTIN SCORSESE’S SCARIEST EVER FILM FESTIVAL & RKO VAL LEWTON RETRO.

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THE SHINING (1980)

Stanley Kubrick’s adaption of the Stephen King novel about a family heading to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

“One of the few genuinely atmospheric horror films out there.” BBC1.

“ Nicholson’s performance, much criticised for its mugging leeriness, is exactly right: Jack is not an ordinary man about to be assaulted by the extraordinary, he is primed from the start for this demonic promotion, and Nicholson’s greedy over-eagerness, both complaisant and contemptuous, is the eeriest screen evil for some time. THE SHINING finally, is an iceberg that may in time prove to be one of the great Kubricks (with Paths of Glory, Lolita and Barry Lyndon).” BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE.

FOLLOWED BY…

THE LEOPARD MAN (1943)

Rich in artistic treasure on a variety of levels this is a moody, suggestive horror film that works its magic slowly and surely. Those willing to look beyond its flaws will be well rewarded by this mysterious journey thru the dim, smoky mirror of the subconscious.
Rated 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ozus’ world Movie Reviews gave the film a grade A, writing, “Tourneur’s fast paced film is armed with a taut and intelligent script, and is one of those memorable films that gets even better with age like a good wine.” TV GUIDE awarded the film three out of four stars, writing, “this film, along with Lewton and Tourneur’s other collaborations, proves once again that money is not the most essential element in good filmmaking. Gorgeously fluid camerawork creates the absolutely chilling mood of this film.” SLANT MAGAZINE awarded the film 4 out of 4 stars, praising the film’s cinematography, use of sound, and Tourneur’s direction”.

Official Trailer