‘The Shining’ Nearly Had An Even Darker Alternative Ending
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a cinematic masterpiece and often considered one of the greatest horror movies of all-time. The chilling ending is superb, yet bleak. It turns out that the grave conclusion could have been even darker.
Executive producer Jan Harlan and screenwriter Diane Johnson, who worked on the script with Kubrick, gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly and revealed that there were several alternate endings that the
Spoiler alert! In case you haven’t seen this classic film that came out 37 years ago and was based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name.
The movie ends with Jack Nicholson’s character, Jack Torrance, frozen in the snow after failing to murder his wife and son. Then it cuts to an old black and white photo of a group of people at a ball inside the Overlook Hotel. In that picture is Jack motherfucking Torrance, from a goddamn time warp.