It’s kind of nuts to think that Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining was met with such a lukewarm critical reception and soft box office when it released back in 1980.
Indeed, with such a notoriously fraught production, and with Stephen King himself declaring the film as a “misogynistic” misinterpretation of the source material, it’s truly amazing that the legendary Manhattan-born filmmaker’s one-and-only horror pic has not only endured and weathered the storm but has gone on to become an outright masterpiece in the horror genre.
With all that in mind, then, we thought that now would be a good time to revisit Kubrick’s claustrophobic supernatural classic in Twinfinite’s latest movie quiz. All you need to do is answer these twelve trivia questions and, voila, we’ll be able to separate the wheat from the blood-drenched chaff and figure out how much of a The Shining fan you really are.
So, without further ado, grab your fire-axes and get ready to do your best Jack Nicholson impression as we journey back to the haunted hallways of The Overlook Hotel. Let’s get into it!
Only True The Shining Fans Can Get A Perfect Score In This Trivia Quiz
What are the first spoken words in The Shining?
During Jack Torrance's interview at the beginning of the film, what specific thing does Mr Ullman say gets a bit "trying up here in the winter"?
The Shining was shot on the same set as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. In fact, much of the fake snow that was used for the final Maze scene was used in the Battle of Hoth. True or False?
Which room number does Dick Hallorann tell Danny not to enter?
Complete Jack Nicholson's famous line: "God, I'd give anything for a drink. I'd give my god-damned soul for just a..."
What's the name of the ghostly barman that serves Jack in the Overlook Hotel?
To get Jack Nicholson in the right "frenzied" mood on set, he was fed only ham and pineapple pizza, which he hates. True or False?
Just before Jack Nicholson breaks through the door with an axe near the end of the movie, he recites lines from a famous children's fable. Which one is it?
During filming, Stanley Kubrick made the cast watch Eraserhead, Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist to put them in the right frame of mind. True or False?
In the final shot of the film, we see a black and white picture of Jack Nicholson at a party in The Overlook Hotel. What date is on the picture?
Which scene from The Shining took 127 takes and is in the Guinness Book Of Records for most takes of a single scene?
Stanley Kubrick was nominated as "Worst Director" for his work on The Shining at The Razzies in 1980. True or False?