One of my favorite movies, let alone horror movies, is The Shining. Its not really that scary as much as it is unsettling. The setting, tone, mood and acting are all excellent. Even Shelley Duvall who I think CJ once described as a "trailer park wraith" was very good. 2001 might be Kubrick's magnum opus, but this is pretty close. In the end, the story doesnt make sense and its not supposed to. Were they all hallucinating due to cabin fever? Was there something supernatural at the hotel? It gets endlessly debated whenever the film is brought up. Personally I like the idea that Jack was a reincarnated person that was previously at the hotel, just like Charles Grady may have been a reincarnated version of Delbert Grady. A movie I saw pretty recently, that kind of rips off the Shining a little bit, is the Babadook. Its a pretty decent horror movie and the acting is surprisingly good considering the genre. Focus: What are your favorite scary movies? Why? Alt Focus: What scary movies do you hate?