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Sex & Nudity

  • 7/10
  • A nude woman walks out of a bathtub and makes out with Jack. Her pubic hair, butt and breasts are shown. She then turns into a naked old woman and starts trying to strangle Jack.
  • In a bizarre series of shots, a man in a bear costume is shown kneeling before another man in a conspicuous manner.

Violence & Gore

  • 7/10
  • The movie is more surreal and disturbing than outright violent, but there are some brief violent parts. Very little blood is shown throughout the 144 minute running time.
  • There is a scene where you see two mangled dead bodies of girls in a corridor surrounded by pools of blood, as well as an axe.
  • Jack Torrance smashes down doors with an axe while a woman hides ready to defend herself with a knife. She slices his hand with a knife, blood briefly visible.


  • 5/10
  • 9 uses of the word 'f--k' and derivatives.
  • Some uses of the n-word.
  • Several uses of the phrase 'son of a bitch'.
  • Some minor religious profanity.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 4/10
  • A man smokes and drinks.
  • A woman smokes cigarettes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 10/10
  • The Shining is often considered one of the most terrifying films ever made. It exchanges cheap jump scares and instead contains much surrealist and bizarre imagery, as well as a very strong sense of dread and suspense and psychological terror. However, there is probably about one full minute total of onscreen blood throughout the 142-minute duration of the film.
  • In one scene, a small child is riding down the hall on a toy tricycle and sees two girls' ghosts (and then flashbacks of their bloody hacked up corpses).
  • A naked woman is shown in a bathtub. She then turns into an old, decaying nude corpse.She then creepily laughs, as she tries to catch Jack.
  • 33/50
  • MPAA/USA - Rated R for terror, disturbing violent images, language and brief nudity
  • BBFC/UK - Rated 15 (strong violence, strong language).

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