Shining Soundtrack (

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Rating: 8.40/10 from 853946 votes
Tags: haunted hotel, typewriter
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After landing a job as an off-season caretaker, Jack Torrance, an aspiring author and recovering alcoholic, drags his wife Wendy and gifted son Danny to snow-covered Colorado's secluded Overlook Hotel.

But writer's block prevents Jack from pursuing a new writing career. Everything has its time, however.

First, the manager must give Jack a grand tour. Then, Mr Hallorann, the facility's ageing chef, chats with Danny about rare psychic gifts.

The mysterious employee also warns the boy about the cavernous hotel's abandoned rooms. Room 237, especially, is off-limits.

That's all very well, but Jack is gradually losing his mind. After all, strange occurrences and blood-chilling visions have trapped the family in a silent gargantuan prison hammered by endless snowstorms.

And now, incessant voices inside Jack's head demand sacrifice. However, is Jack capable of murder?

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The Shining (Main Title)
Wendy Carlos: Writer
Wendy Carlos: Performer
Hector Berlioz: Based on "dream of a witches' sabbath" from symphonie fantastique
The Awakening of Jakob
Utrenja - Ewangelia
Utrenja - Kanon Paschy
De Natura Sonoris No. 1
De Natura Sonoris No. 2
Midnight, the Stars and You
Jimmy Campbell: Writer
Ray Noble: Performer
It's All Forgotten Now
Ray Noble: Writer
Ray Noble: Performer
Home (When Shadows Fall)
Peter Van Steeden: Writer
Henry Hall: Performer
Kanon for 52 String Orchestra and Tape
Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (Movement III)
Béla Bartók: Performer
Herbert von Karajan: Conducted
It's All Forgotten Now
Ray Noble: Performer

User reviews

Melissa Harris

The way the music mirrors Jack's descent into madness is incredibly powerful, adding depth and complexity to his character arc.

Paul Thomas

The soundtrack effectively conveys the isolation and claustrophobia of the snow-covered hotel, amplifying the sense of dread and unease throughout the film.

William Taylor

The soundtrack's mix of traditional orchestral elements and experimental sounds creates a unique and unforgettable sonic landscape that lingers long after the film ends.

Paul Davis

Overall, the soundtrack of The Shining is a masterclass in creating atmosphere and mood through music, elevating the film to a whole new level of psychological horror.

Ashley Harris

The use of music in The Shining is masterful, creating a sense of unease and building anticipation throughout the film. The haunting and memorable main theme is iconic and instantly recognizable, adding to the film's lasting impact on viewers.

Mark Garcia

The music seamlessly transitions between moments of calm and moments of intense horror, enhancing the overall experience of the film.

Ashley Nelson

The haunting and atmospheric score of The Shining perfectly captures the eerie and unsettling tone of the film. Each note and melody adds layers of tension and suspense, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

Timothy King

The recurring motifs and themes in the music help to build a sense of unease and foreboding, creating a truly immersive viewing experience.

Laura Young

The soundtrack effectively conveys the isolation and claustrophobia of the snow-covered hotel, making me feel like a part of the characters' descent into madness.

Laura Parker

The use of dissonant strings and unsettling melodies adds an extra layer of suspense to each scene, keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout the movie.

Linda Phillips

The music enhances the tension and suspense in key scenes, such as when Jack Torrance descends into madness in the Overlook Hotel. The score mirrors his descent into madness, adding layers of complexity to his character.

Joshua Baker

The soundtrack of The Shining perfectly captures the eerie and unsettling atmosphere of the film. The use of dissonant strings and haunting melodies creates a sense of impending doom.

Kenneth Johnson

The haunting and eerie atmosphere created by the soundtrack perfectly captures the psychological tension of the film.

George Walker

Overall, the soundtrack of The Shining is a masterclass in creating tension and atmosphere, making it one of the most effective and memorable film scores I've ever experienced.

Nancy Scott

The use of silence in certain moments is just as powerful as the music itself, creating a stark contrast that heightens the impact of pivotal scenes.