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7 Little-Known Facts About The Shining

No movie has generated more theories or more rumors than The Shining. Here’s the truth behind the trivia.


1. The hotel The Shining is based on is actually haunted.

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2. Stephen King only spoke to Stanley Kubrick once.

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3. Supposedly, Kubrick wanted The Shining to read as an allegory for the genocide of American Indians.

4. The twins grew up to be quite normal.

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5. Danny had no idea what The Shining was about.

6. Jack Nicholson was surprisingly good with an axe.

7. Some people believe that The Shining proves that the moon landing was faked.

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