ByEszter Simor, writer at
Eszter Simor

is one of the greatest directors who ever have lived and The Shining is one of my personal favorites. If you have ever watched it once, I am sure that the memory of tons of red blood flowing out of the elevator, the scary little twin girls or with an axe in his hands is stuck in your head forever.

Here you can check out the best Halloween treat ever: behind-the-scenes pictures of the most epic horror movie ever.

Do you remember that awesome title sequence when we follow Jack Torrance's yellow Volkswagen on his way to the doomed Overlook Hotel? Apparently, the crew spent nearly a month filming it in Montana's Glacier National Park on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Here you can see the helicopter and the camera rig used to shoot this spectacular sequence from above. According to JoinYouInTheSun, "The 2nd Unit crew had permission to film in Montana’s Glacier National Park, but they were not allowed to land in the park except in an emergency. As such, they would often have to hover just a foot or two off the ground so that 2nd Unit Director Greg MacGillivray (who was also driving the Volkswagen) could check the cameras and clean the lenses, which would become encrusted with squashed bugs." 2nd Unit camera operator , Jeff’s wife, and their camera assistant doubling for the Torrance family. Do not miss their "Tony-finger" pose. The facade of the Overlook Hotel set under construction on the backlot at EMI Elstree Studios. The scariest twins ever: Lisa and Louise Burns, who portrayed the Grady Sisters. Kelvin Pike operates the camera and Camera Assistant Peter Robinson holds the slate. Swinging in a stedicam must be fun: Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown takes actor for a ride on his Steadicam.

Stanley Kubrick, , Danny Lloyd sits in the lap of his on-set coach and long-time Kubrick assistant . To the left, Kubrick’s daughter Vivian holds the camera she used to film the Making of The Shining documentary. Behind them, Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown stands with camera operator Kelvin Pike and another unidentified crew member. The method they splashed the fake blood with. Kubrick was famously difficult to work with: Stanley Kubrick, Jack Nicholson (Jack Torrance), and Shelley Duvall (Wendy Torrance) rehearsing. Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson on set.

Is Lyoyd () really there or the insane Jack is only talking to himself in the mirror in front of him? Kubrick reviews a take with Jack Nicholson on the Gold Room set. Watching from behind are Kubrick assistant Leon Vitali, actor Joe Turkel, Camera Operator Kelvin Pike and Director of Photography . Delbert Grady and Jack like good old pals: and Jack Nicholson between takes. "Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in." Jack Nicholson in reflection, Stanley Kubrick and daughter, Vivian, on set.

"Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in." "There's nothing I look forward to with greater pleasure, Mr. Grady." Props department: Real axes and axe handles with lightweight fiberglass heads. Between takes...

It must be awesome to watch The Shining with Kubrick: Jack Nicholson and Stanley Kubrick watching video playback.

Film secret revealed: the axe killing Halloran () was tubed to a bag of fake stage blood: a special effects artist kneeling to the right of Jack Nicholson is holding it in his hands. Stunt Double for Scatman Crothers. Scatman Crothers on set. Stanley Kubrick, Jack Nicholson, Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown, Kubrick’s daughter, Vivian, Continuity Supervisor June Randall, and others Stanley Kubrick and Shelley Duvall on set.

"Danny, I'm coming!"

Grip Dennis Lewis, Assistant Director Brian Cook, Camera Operator Kelvin Pike, and Camera Assistant Douglas Milsome set up a shot for in the exterior hedge maze set on the backlot of Elstree Studios. Another filming secret revealed: How did Jack Nicholson pose for his final moment frozen in the snow for so long without moving? This picture reveals a crude bracing system of wood and styrofoam that was built to hold Nicholson as still as possible.

Jack Nicholson’s personal working copy of the screenplay, on display at the California Museum in Sacramento, CA in 2008. Exactly how I imagined it would look like.

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