In the synopsis for filmmaker Gary Leva’s exploration of the making of The Shining he notes, “In 1966, Stanley Kubrick mused to a friend about his desire to make ‘the world’s scariest movie.’ In 1980, he did it.”

Views From the Overlook is a 30-minute documentary that delves into the legendary film which was originally developed as a companion to the movie’s Special Edition DVD release and includes interviews from the remarkable cast and crew – including Jack Nicholson, screenwriter Diane Johnson, Production Designer Roy Walker, Steadicam Inventor Garrett Brown, Costume Designer Milena Canonero, and Executive Producer Jan Harlan.

Words by Alec Banks
Features Editor

Alec Banks is a Los Angeles-based long-form writer with over a decade of experience covering fashion, music, sports, and culture.