Scenes That I Love: Danny Meets The Grady Girls in The Shining


Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is unique in that it’s a horror film that freaks me out every time that I see it.  Even though I’ve sat through the film so many times that I now practically have it memorized, The Shining still scares me.

And, to be honest, a lot of that has to do with the daughters of Charles (or was that Delbert) Grady.  Early on, we’re told that the previous caretaker, Grady, went crazy from the isolation and ended up killing his daughters with an axe.  And yet, if his daughters are dead, what are they doing in the hallway of the Overlook Hotel, inviting poor little Danny Torrance to come play with them!?

AGCK!

Seriously, this scene freaks me out every time that I see it.

One response to “Scenes That I Love: Danny Meets The Grady Girls in The Shining

  1. After reading The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Salem’s Lot and IT. I have come to believe that certain places (in Stephen Kings universe) on earth exist as central hubs for evil. The Marsten House, or Neibolt house are these places that exist where dangerous entities can come. If I remember correctly the Marsten house is it’s own character by rite. Maybe having some sort of power. The Overlook Hotel may be another place that has some power, being able to hold the spirits of the girls.

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