The Shining: Horror's Greatest Achievement? + Q&A

Though Kubrick’s foray into horror was met with a bemusement from contemporary critics, and even dismissed by some as a “failed” genre film, its status grew in subsequent year to be understood increasingly as a masterpiece in horror - resisting, twisting and ultimately transcending its conventions in a way never done before. In short, Kubrick showed us what horror can achieve. In this roundtable session we welcome an eminent panel of experts to discuss what exactly makes this complex film so intriguing for critics, filmmakers and audiences alike.



 

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