May 23, 2023

This Day in Halloween: Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic "The Shining" starring Jack Nicholson premieres in Los Angeles in 1980. / Illustration by Haley Underwood

The Shining premieres in Los Angeles in 1980. Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic, based on Stephen King’s book, stars Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Multiple cuts of the film divides critical and audience opinion. However, the complete version of the film gathers positive response over the years and is now regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made.