The Shining Studies in the Horror Film

Edited by Danel Olson


For almost four decades, viewers have crept with the Torrances through Overlook corridors and run through its maze. Now in the largest collection of new and reprint interviews, essays, and reminiscences on Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to date (along with many unseen photographs), we can discover who or what else moved beside us.
       Crafting this ultimate slow-burn movie out of 1.3 million feet of film (and forever tempting Shinologists to scry its hidden messages), Kubrick and team abandoned the traditional arc and classical three-act structure for something altogether different, affecting and lasting. Editor Danel Olson invites cast, crew, and film scholars to explain how a movie described as both simple and uneventful can affect us so.
       An illuminating introduction from acclaimed Oscar-winning writer/director/producer Lee Unkrich ushers the discussion forward, asking why the snowbound story still means so much for pop culture, filmmakers, and us.
       This massive volume features new essays and nearly two dozen new interviews with cast and crew, including new interviews with Shelley Duvall, Joe Turkel, Garrett Brown, Diane Johnson, the infamous Grady Twins, and many others. In addition, there is a special gallery of alternate film poster art. There are many behind the scenes photographs as well, provided by crew members. This is the ultimate statement on Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

edition information

  • Four color printing throughout.
  • Gallery of poster artwork.
  • Rare, behind the scenes photographs, most never before published.
  • New interviews with Joe Turkel, Shelley Duvall, Garrett Brown, and others.
  • Classic interviews with Jack Nicholson and Stanley Kubrick.
  • Loaded with color stills and individual frame enlargements from the film.
  • Signed by Danel Olson, Lee Unkrich, Leon Vitali, and 15 other contributors.
  • Original book price: $295.
  • Published March 2016.
  • ISBN 978-1-61347-152-4.