Twins from The Shining

If you’ve watched Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (and I’m pretty sure you will have done) you’ll remember those twin girls.

Hello Danny. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Danny. Forever… and ever… and ever.

The photo above is from an exhibit in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. I think they’ve displayed the dresses amazingly – it makes you think the twins are now somehow invisible (which of course in the movie they kind of were) and just creeps me out even further. Jack’s axes are displayed with a stroke of genius too (below) 

Jack's axes from The Shining

And just to give you a thrill of horror on this relaxing Sunday, here’s the original twins scene from the movie. Every time I watch this movie it never fails to surprises me just how scary it still is. I don’t know what’s more creepy about the clip below, the twins (juxtaposed with their horrible demise) or Danny and his talking finger.

I love this movie, but kind of hate it at the same time. It’s brilliantly done but jeez does it stay with you!*

*Just in case you haven’t seen The Shining, please bear in mind it IS a horror movie, so if you’re of a nervous disposition you might not want to watch the clip… 😉

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