Drama, Horror, Thriller

Retro Film Series Presents

The Shining & Silent Night, Deadly Night

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Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING
(R, 1980, 144 min)
Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall star in director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s disturbing blockbuster horror novel. Jack Torrance (Nicholson) accepts a job as the winter caretaker for a hotel high in the Rocky Mountains, isolating him, his wife (Duvall) and their psychic young son until spring. But when the first blizzard blocks the only road out, the hotel’s stored energy from evil past deeds begins to drive Jack insane…and there may be no escape for his family in this haunting story of madness, memory and violence.

Followed by:

Charles E. Sellier, Jr.’s SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT
(R, 1984, 82 min)
Perhaps the most notorious slasher film of the 1980s! Santa Claus is coming to town…and he’s got an axe! Here is the heart-ripping story of little Billy Chapman who was traumatized by his parents’ Christmas Eve murder. But when grown-up Billy is forced to dress as jolly St. Nick, he goes on a yuletide rampage to punish the naughty! Robert Brian Wilson and Linnea Quigley star in this jaw-dropping horror classic that caused a massive storm of controversy when it was released around the holiday season of 1984.