A new revelation regarding a classic horror film has left movie fans amazed. The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick and released in 1980, is renowned for being one of the greatest horror films ever made. Over the years, it has been the subject of countless analyses, with film theorists exploring hidden meanings and references within each scene. However, Fillippo Ulivieri, a Kubrick essayist and author, has noticed something truly bizarre that nobody else appears to have seen before.
Starting a Twitter thread, Ulivieri wrote: “I’ve noticed something strange going on in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. True, a lot of strange things happen in The Shining, but this is really, really weird.” He went on to highlight the multiple occasions in which Jack Nicholson’s character, Jack Torrance, looks directly into the camera. Although this may seem insignificant, the fact that it happens repeatedly throughout the film is quite unusual.
Ulivieri suggests that Nicholson’s looks could be used to disconcert viewers in an almost imperceptible way, leaving them feeling uneasy. It is also possible that the camera itself represents a ghost from the Overlook Hotel, which Nicholson’s character discovers early in the movie.
Fans of The Shining were quick to praise Ulivieri’s insights, with many describing them as “super insightful” and “fascinating”. Ulivieri also posted a video online in which he discussed his theories, adding to the ongoing fascination surrounding this classic horror film.