Madness lurks within the walls of Overlook Hotel. Will you survive the winter?
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The Overlook hotel stands tall and proud, but its walls have a dark history. It’s said to be cursed, and those who enter never leave the same. But Jack Torrance, a struggling writer, decides to take a caretaker job at the hotel, hoping to get some peace, quiet and inspiration that he needs to finish his book. He brings along his wife, Wendy and their son, Danny. Little did they know, the isolation will make them more vulnerable to the madness that lurks within the hotel’s walls, and their lives will never be the same again.
Chapter 1: “Arriving at Overlook”
Jack Torrance was excited as he drove his family up the winding mountain roads to the Overlook hotel. He knew that this job as a caretaker would be a great opportunity to work on his writing without any distractions.
Wendy and Danny were equally excited as they admired the stunning views from their car. Danny had been looking forward to this adventure, and he had a feeling that something magical was about to happen.
As they approached the hotel, Wendy’s excitement turned into apprehension. The hotel was old, and it looked like it had not been updated in years. The grounds were unkempt, and the building looked like it could fall apart at any moment.
But Jack was determined to make the best of their stay. He had been hired to take care of the hotel during the winter months when it closed down, and the family would be the only ones there. He had been assured that it would be a peaceful stay, and that he would have plenty of time to write.
The family was welcomed by Stuart Ullman, the manager of the hotel, who showed them around the hotel. It was enormous, with many rooms, corridors, and staircases. He introduced them to the hotel’s head chef, Dick Hallorann, who welcomed them warmly.
Danny spotted something strange in Dick’s eyes, and he knew that there was something special about the chef. Dick noticed Danny staring, and he leaned in to whisper, “You’re not scared of me, are you, Doc?” Danny was startled, but he did not feel afraid.
After the tour, Stuart left the family to explore the hotel on their own. Wendy was fascinated by the decor, which looked like it had come from a different era. Danny was fascinated by the maze in the garden, and Jack was thrilled to see the typewriter in his office.
As the day went on, Wendy became more and more uneasy. The hotel seemed to be closing in on her, and she had a terrible feeling that they were not alone.
Danny, on the other hand, was excited to explore more of the hotel. He had been told that he had a special gift – the “Shining” – which allowed him to see things that others couldn’t. As he explored, he felt like he was being watched, and he sensed a presence in the hotel.
Jack was busy typing away in his office, determined to make progress on his novel. But he too felt the presence in the hotel. It was like a weight on his chest, suffocating him.
As the day turned into night, the family came together for dinner. The hotel was eerily quiet, and the family felt like they were the only ones in the entire building. But they were wrong.
The ghosts of the Overlook hotel were already starting to make their presence known.
Chapter 2: “Surrounded by Ghosts”
As the Torrance family settles into the Overlook Hotel, the ghosts of the hotel’s past residents start to make their presence known. Danny, who has psychic abilities, starts seeing visions of the hotel’s disturbing past. Meanwhile, the hotel’s cook, Dick Hallorann, reveals that he shares Danny’s abilities and that he senses a great evil in the hotel.
Jack Torrance, a struggling writer, finds himself increasingly frustrated with his family’s presence and the isolation of the hotel. In an attempt to shake off his writer’s block, Jack starts exploring the hotel, hoping to find inspiration. Instead, he finds himself face to face with the ghosts of the hotel’s former caretakers, the Grady twins.
The Grady twins are two little girls who were murdered by their father, who was the caretaker at the hotel before Jack. They appear to Danny as well, inviting him to play with them. Danny, scared and confused, tells Hallorann about his visions.
Hallorann confirms that Danny’s ability to see ghosts is a manifestation of his “Shining,” a psychic ability that runs in their family. He warns Danny about the dangers of the hotel, telling him to stay away from room 237. Hallorann also teaches Danny how to use his “Shining” to communicate with him from afar.
As the days pass, the ghosts of the hotel’s past become more aggressive. Danny sees visions of blood pouring out of the hotel’s elevators and the ghost of a woman in room 237. He becomes increasingly frightened, and Wendy, Jack’s wife, starts to notice.
Wendy confronts Jack about his behavior towards the family, telling him that she feels like they’re walking on eggshells around him. Jack becomes defensive, telling her that he needs peace and quiet to work on his writing. Wendy tries to convince him to leave the hotel, but Jack is determined to stay.
One night, while Jack is exploring the hotel, he comes across the ballroom, which is filled with ghosts from the hotel’s past. Jack starts to talk to the ghosts, hoping to find inspiration for his writing. The ghosts encourage him to “correct” his family, telling him that they are holding him back.
As the weeks pass, Jack’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic. He starts drinking heavily and becomes physically abusive towards Wendy. Danny becomes increasingly scared and starts to use his “Shining” to communicate with Hallorann more frequently.
One day, Wendy discovers that Jack has been typing the same sentence over and over again, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” She becomes deeply concerned about Jack’s mental state and starts to plan an escape from the hotel.
Meanwhile, the ghosts become more aggressive, and Danny sees visions of the Grady twins urging him to “come and play.” Hallorann, who has returned to Florida, senses the danger and decides to return to the hotel to rescue the family.
As the family prepares to escape, Jack discovers their plan and becomes violent. He chases them through the hotel, intent on killing them. Danny uses his “Shining” to communicate with Hallorann, who rushes to their rescue.
In the final showdown, Hallorann confronts Jack, who has been possessed by the ghosts of the hotel’s past residents. Jack attacks Hallorann, but Danny uses his “Shining” to distract Jack, giving Hallorann the opportunity to strike him with a mallet, killing him.
The family is saved but barely. As they leave the hotel behind, they realize that it was not just their physical safety that was threatened. The ghosts of the hotel’s past had nearly driven them all to madness, and they leave with the knowledge that the Overlook Hotel is a place best left forgotten.
Chapter 3: “A Disturbing Discovery”
Jack’s frustration and anger with his writing and the hotel’s isolation continue to grow. The ghosts of the hotel’s past residents start to haunt the family more frequently, and Danny’s psychic abilities become more evident.
One day, Wendy and Danny are exploring the hotel, and they stumble upon room 237. Wendy is hesitant to enter, but Danny is drawn to the room. As they enter, they find the room dark and eerily quiet. Suddenly, the door slams shut behind them, and they are trapped.
Wendy panics and tries to open the door, but it won’t budge. She turns around and sees that Danny has moved to the bathroom, and she follows him. As they enter the bathroom, they see a woman in the bathtub. She is beautiful, but her skin is pale, and her eyes are cloudy.
Wendy is terrified and decides to leave the room with Danny. However, the woman in the bathtub suddenly sits up and grabs Danny’s arm. He screams, and Wendy tries to pull him away, but the woman’s grip is strong.
As Wendy struggles to free Danny, he begins to have a psychic vision. He sees the woman, once beautiful, now rotting and decaying. Her flesh falls off, and her eyes turn red. A voice echoes in his head – “Forever and ever.”
Danny’s powers have always been strong, but this is the most intense vision he has ever experienced. He uses his powers to break free from the woman’s grip, and he and Wendy run out of the room, slamming the door behind them.
Wendy is in shock, and Danny is trembling with fear. They return to their apartment, and Danny collapses on the bed, exhausted from the psychic vision. Wendy tries to comfort him, but she is shaken as well.
As the night falls, Jack returns to the apartment, drunk and angry. He lashes out at Wendy, accusing her of making up the story about the woman in the bathtub. Danny tries to tell Jack what happened, but he is too drunk and doesn’t believe him.
Danny’s psychic powers continue to worsen as the ghosts of the hotel torment him. He has visions of blood pouring out of the elevator, of two little girls holding hands in the hallway, and of a man in a bear suit.
Meanwhile, Jack’s temper continues to worsen as well, and he becomes more and more violent towards Wendy and Danny. He starts to see the ghosts too, and they manipulate him into becoming a pawn in their evil plan.
One day, as Wendy and Danny are out exploring the hotel, Jack confronts the ghosts in the lobby. They tell him that he is the chosen one, that he must “correct” his family, and that they will help him.
Jack’s descent into madness has begun, and it will only get worse from here. The Overlook Hotel holds secrets that Jack, Wendy, and Danny are not prepared for, and it will push them to the brink of insanity.
Chapter 4: “The Grady Twins”
Danny was still having visions of the two little girls. They appeared to him every time he wandered the hallways of the hotel. He was beginning to think that they were talking to him, or at least trying to.
The girls were always dressed in matching blue dresses with white collars and cuffs. They would stand there, holding hands and staring at Danny. Every time he saw them, he would hear the sound of their laughter ringing in his head.
One day, Danny decided to follow them. He was curious about why they were always there and what they wanted. They seemed to lead him to room 237, a room that his parents had warned him never to enter.
As he approached the door, he could feel a coldness emanating from inside. He hesitated for a moment before turning the handle. The door creaked open, and he entered the room.
The room was dark and musty. Danny could barely make out the silhouette of a bathtub in the corner of the room. He walked towards it, and as he got closer, he could see what appeared to be a woman’s hand sticking out of the water.
Danny’s heart began to race as he realized that something was wrong. He backed away slowly, but the door slammed shut behind him. He was trapped.
Suddenly, he heard the sound of footsteps approaching him from behind. He turned around, but there was no one there. He could feel his heart pounding in his chest as he tried to remain calm. Then, he heard the whispering.
“Come play with us, Danny.”
He spun around again, and there they were – the Grady twins. They were standing in front of him, holding hands as they always did.
Danny was terrified, but something inside him made him want to stay and talk to them. He knew that they were dead, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that they were trying to tell him something.
“What do you want?” he asked, trying to keep his voice steady.
“We want to show you something,” they replied in unison.
Danny followed them as they led him out of the room and down the hallway. They stopped in front of a door and motioned for him to enter. Inside, he saw a room that looked like it had been destroyed by a hurricane.
“Who did this?” he asked.
“We did,” they replied.
Danny was confused. How could two little girls have done so much damage? Suddenly, he had a flash of a memory – a man with an axe, chasing him through the halls of the hotel.
“Was it the man with the axe? The one who hurt you?” he asked.
The girls nodded, and Danny realized that they were victims of the same violence that he had seen in his visions.
Suddenly, he heard the sound of footsteps approaching, and the girls disappeared. He was alone in the room, and he knew that he had to get out before whoever was coming found him.
Danny fled the room and ran down the hallway, his heart pounding in his chest. He didn’t know where he was going, but he knew that he had to get away from the hotel.
As he turned a corner, he saw his father standing in front of him, holding an axe. Danny froze, his eyes wide with terror.
“Come play with us, Danny,” Jack said, his voice cold and menacing.
Danny turned and ran the other way. He knew that he had to find his mother and Dick Hallorann. They were the only ones who could help him.
Chapter 5: “The Hotel’s Secrets”
As the days pass, the family gets more and more comfortable with their isolated life at the hotel. Jack spends his time writing, while Wendy takes care of the house and Danny plays in the snow. However, the ghosts of the hotel continue to haunt them, and Danny is having increasingly vivid visions.
One afternoon, Danny is playing in the hotel’s massive hedge maze when he has a vision of a woman in a bathtub. He sees her drown and feels her terror. The vision is so vivid that Danny screams, and Wendy rushes to him, concerned.
“Danny, what’s wrong?” She asks, as she kneels beside him.
“I saw something,” Danny gasps. “In room 237, there’s something bad.”
Wendy is shocked. Room 237 is one of the rooms that Jack had told her to never enter, claiming that it’s just a storage room. But Danny’s vision is so distressing that Wendy can’t ignore it.
“I’ll take a look,” she promises him, and Danny nods, relieved.
When Wendy goes to room 237, she finds that it’s unlocked. She cautiously enters and sees that the room is actually a hotel room, and not a storage room as Jack had claimed. The room is empty, but Wendy senses that there’s something off about it. Suddenly, she hears a noise and turns around, but no one is there.
Shaken, Wendy leaves the room and returns to Danny, who asks her what’s wrong. “Nothing,” she tries to reassure him, but he can sense that something is amiss.
Meanwhile, Jack’s frustration with his writing is growing. He’s barely made any headway with his novel, and he’s starting to feel like he’s losing his mind. The ghosts of the hotel are taunting him and urging him to do unspeakable things. Jack is becoming more and more unhinged, and Wendy is starting to worry about him.
One day, Wendy confronts Jack about his behavior. “What’s going on, Jack?” She asks, concerned. “You’ve been distant and angry lately.”
Jack snaps at her, “You wouldn’t understand, Wendy. You don’t know what it’s like to be a writer.”
But Wendy doesn’t back down. “Tell me,” she urges him. “Talk to me.”
Jack hesitates for a moment before admitting to her that he’s been seeing ghosts. Wendy is shocked, but she tries to be supportive. She thinks that Jack is just feeling the effects of the isolation, and she urges him to seek help.
But Jack is beyond help. The ghosts of the hotel are driving him to madness, urging him to do unspeakable things. He starts to become violent with Wendy and Danny, and they’re starting to fear for their lives.
Meanwhile, Danny’s visions are becoming more and more intense. He sees the ghosts of the hotel’s past residents, including the Grady twins and the woman in the bathtub. He’s starting to realize that there’s something deeply wrong with the hotel.
One night, Danny wakes up to find that his imaginary friend Tony is back. “You have to get out of here, Danny,” Tony warns him. “It’s not safe.”
Danny tries to ask Tony what he means, but he disappears before he can get any answers. Danny is scared, but he knows that he has to keep his wits about him if he’s going to get out of the hotel alive.
As the days go by, the family starts to realize that there’s something deeply wrong with the hotel. They’re isolated from the rest of the world, trapped in a place that’s haunted by the ghosts of its past residents. The hotel is hiding secrets that they can’t even begin to fathom, and they’re starting to fear that they might not be able to escape alive.
Their only hope is to stick together and try to survive the madness that lurks within the walls of the Overlook Hotel. But as the tension grows and the ghosts become more powerful, they’re starting to realize that it might be too late for them. The hotel has claimed them, and there’s nothing they can do to escape its grasp.
Chapter 6: “Escape plan”
Wendy and Danny’s anxiety mounts as they grow increasingly alarmed about Jack’s sanity, which has continued to unravel. They fear for their safety and make a daring plan to escape the Overlook Hotel.
Wendy knows that there’s no chance of getting help at the hotel, given how remote it is, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. She starts to pack a few essentials, including clothes and food, for herself and Danny. However, Jack soon catches on to their plan and grows more dangerous by the minute, leaving Wendy and Danny scrambling.
Danny has been experiencing recurring visions of bloody elevators and a terrifying door in room 237. Jack’s erratic behavior only exacerbates his fear. In one particular vision, Danny sees himself covered in blood, which jolts him awake.
Meanwhile, Jack continues his descent into madness as the ghosts of the Overlook Hotel take hold of his mind. He’s so consumed by his obsession with the ghosts that he’s become blind to anything else, including the consequences of his actions.
As Wendy gathers supplies, Danny tries to explain to her what he’s been seeing, but she’s understandably skeptical. However, Danny’s visions soon become impossible for Wendy to ignore, especially when she sees the bruises and scratches on Danny’s arm that he claims were inflicted by a woman in room 237.
Despite her growing fear, Wendy remains determined to escape from the hotel with Danny. She devises a plan to use the snowmobile, which Jack had recently repaired, to make their escape. But when she goes to retrieve the keys, they are nowhere to be found.
Jack has taken the keys and hidden them, knowing that Wendy and Danny are planning to leave. He is determined to keep them at the hotel, even if it means resorting to violence. Wendy becomes increasingly panicked, and Danny’s visions grow more intense.
Danny sees Jack typing at his typewriter, typing out a message about his intentions to kill his family. He’s horrified. The ghosts of the hotel continue to torment him, making him feel powerless and isolated.
Wendy manages to find an axe, which she intends to use as a weapon to defend herself and her son if necessary. She begins to hatch a new plan to escape, using the main entrance of the hotel instead of the snowmobile. Wendy explains her plan to Danny, hoping he’ll understand and cooperate.
Danny is understandably hesitant, knowing that the ghosts will know what they’re planning, but he agrees. They begin their journey to the lobby, but every step is fraught with danger and apprehension. Every door they open, every hallway they walk down, they’re fearful of encountering Jack or the hotel’s ghostly residents.
As they reach the lobby, they are confronted with the hotel’s most terrifying ghost: A decaying woman who haunts room 237. The woman lunges at Danny, causing Wendy to swing the axe in a panic. She manages to strike the woman, giving them the opportunity to escape.
But Jack watches them from a distance, determined to stop them. He knows that he can’t let them go. He grabs a nearby snowmobile and chases them, driving them further into the hotel. Wendy and Danny are frantically trying to find a way out, but they’re trapped.
As they become cornered, Danny’s visions intensify, and he reaches out with his “Shining” powers. Dick Hallorann, the hotel’s cook and the only other character with The Shining, receives his message for help and begins his journey back to the Overlook Hotel.
Wendy and Danny are rooted to the spot, facing imminent danger from Jack and the hotel’s ghosts. Meanwhile, Dick Hallorann braves the harsh winter conditions to get back to the hotel, hoping that he’s not too late.
The chapter ends with the family in peril, not knowing if they’ll survive the night, while the ghosts of the Overlook Hotel continue to haunt them.
Chapter 7: “Jack’s Descent into Madness”
Wendy and Danny ran out of the hotel, leaving behind Jack’s madness. They were scared and had no idea where to go, but they kept running. Meanwhile, Jack was on the hunt for them, his mind consumed by the ghosts of the hotel.
He stumbled upon the ballroom, where he saw a haunting vision of the hotel’s previous party-goers. They welcomed him back to the hotel, and he was only too happy to oblige.
The ghosts urged him to kill Wendy and Danny, and Jack’s madness had taken over completely. He armed himself with an axe and headed out to find them.
Wendy and Danny were hiding in one of the hotel’s many rooms, listening to Jack’s footsteps on the floor above. They knew that they had to stay hidden, but their fear was overwhelming.
Suddenly, Jack broke through the door with an insane grin on his face. Wendy tried to reason with him, telling him that they needed to leave, but he was beyond reason. He had become a vessel for the hotel’s evil.
He began to chase them, and Wendy and Danny ran for their lives. The hotel’s ghosts were helping Jack, blocking their escape routes and making them turn back towards him.
Finally, they reached the hotel’s hedge maze, where they thought they could lose Jack. They ran through it, trying to find their way out, but it was too late. Jack was already there, waiting for them.
He taunted them, telling them that they could never leave the hotel and that they belonged to it now. Wendy and Danny were terrified, but they had to keep running.
They reached the center of the maze, where they found an exit. They thought they had made it, but Jack was waiting for them again. He didn’t want to let them go.
He swung his axe at Wendy, but she managed to dodge it. Danny used his shining powers to distract Jack, and Wendy took the opportunity to strike him with a nearby rock.
Jack was knocked out, but he wasn’t dead. Wendy and Danny knew they had to finish him off, so they picked up the axe and struck him repeatedly until he stopped moving.
They were traumatized by what had happened, but they knew they had to leave the hotel. They ran out into the snow, where they were met by Dick Hallorann, who had returned to rescue them.
He took them to safety, away from the hotel, which was destroyed in an explosion. Jack was still inside, consumed by the hotel’s evil.
Wendy and Danny started a new life, but they would never forget the horrors of the Overlook Hotel. They knew that they had narrowly escaped death, thanks to Danny’s shining powers and Wendy’s bravery.
The hotel’s ghosts were gone, and the evil that had consumed Jack was destroyed with the hotel. But Wendy and Danny knew that they would always carry the scars of their experience with them. They would always be haunted by the memories of the Overlook.
Chapter 8: “Final Showdown”
Wendy and Danny run for their lives, taking shelter in the hotel’s hedge maze. They can hear Jack’s footsteps, getting closer and closer. Wendy is holding onto a knife that she found and Danny is using his psychic abilities to avoid Jack.
As they run, Danny sees a vision of Dick Hallorann driving towards them. He tells Wendy, who is skeptical, but willing to take a chance. They continue to run, with Jack hot on their heels.
Finally, they reach the center of the maze, where Danny sees a vision of an old, wooden box. He knows that this is where they will find safety. However, Jack is getting closer, and they can hear him breathing behind them.
Wendy is terrified, but Danny stays calm. He tells her to hide in the box, while he distracts Jack. Wendy hesitates, but then agrees. Danny runs off, using his psychic abilities to create illusions and throw off Jack’s pursuit.
Meanwhile, Dick arrives at the hotel, horrified by what he sees. He realizes that the hotel’s evil has taken over Jack’s mind and that he has become a danger to himself and his family. Dick searches for them, using his own psychic abilities. Danny is able to sense him, and reaches out to him mentally.
Dick finds Wendy hiding in the box. She is relieved to see him, but worried about Danny. Dick assures her that he will find him, and that they will all get out safely.
Danny continues to lead Jack on a wild goose chase through the maze, using his powers to create hallucinations of the ghosts of the hotel’s past residents. Jack is becoming more and more unhinged, swinging his axe wildly and screaming at the top of his lungs.
Finally, Danny leads him to a dead end. Jack falls to his knees, exhausted. Danny approaches him, knowing that this is his chance to stop the madness once and for all.
As he reaches out to touch Jack’s forehead, he sees a vision of himself and Jack sitting in a bar, laughing and joking. He realizes that despite the madness, Jack is still his father, and that he still loves him.
With this realization, Danny is able to overcome the evil in the hotel and in Jack’s mind. He touches Jack’s forehead, and he collapses, the madness leaving his body.
Dick arrives to find Danny and Jack sitting in the maze, holding hands. They both turn to him, relieved and happy. Dick helps them up, and they all make their way back to the hotel.
As they walk, the hotel starts to shake and tremble. It’s clear that there is some sort of explosion or implosion happening. Suddenly, the hotel erupts in a massive blast, flames and debris shooting high into the sky. The three of them watch in awe and horror.
After the explosion, everything is quiet. The hotel is destroyed, and Jack is gone. Wendy and Danny are safe, but they are traumatized by their experience. They leave the ruins of the hotel, walking away from everything they have known.
As they walk down the mountain, they hear a voice calling out to them. It’s the ghost of the hotel’s caretaker, Delbert Grady. His voice is full of malice and hate, promising that they will all come back to the hotel, one day.
Wendy, Danny, and Dick look at each other, knowing that they will never return to the Overlook. They continue down the mountain, leaving the hotel and its ghosts behind them forever.
Chapter 9: “The Aftermath”
Wendy and Danny escaped the Overlook Hotel with their lives, but the trauma of their experiences there will stay with them forever. The hotel, once a grandiose structure, is now nothing but a pile of rubble and ash, taking all its secrets with it.
As the smoke clears, Wendy and Danny are escorted by the authorities to a safe place. They are both in shock and unable to process what just happened. Danny shuts down emotionally, and Wendy can’t find the words to comfort him. She feels guilty for subjecting him to such a horrific experience, and as a mother, she can’t help but feel like she failed to protect him.
Days pass, and they start a new life, far away from the Overlook Hotel. Wendy can’t go back to their old life; every time she looks at Danny, she is reminded of what happened. She can’t even bring herself to write, the one thing she’s always leaned on for comfort in times of stress.
As for Danny, he can’t talk about what he saw without feeling like he’s going to be sick. He sees the ghosts of the Overlook Hotel in his dreams every night, and he often wakes up screaming. Dick Hallorann’s threat still haunts him; the ghosts of the hotel still hold a grudge against him.
One night, when Wendy was trying to coax Danny to have dinner, the doorbell rang. Wendy tensed, not expecting any visitors. When she opened the door, she was surprised to see the proprietor of the Overlook Hotel, Mr. Ullman, standing outside. He looks different, more haggard and haunted than when she last saw him.
“Mrs. Torrance,” he greets her weakly, “I know this is unusual, but I came here to offer you some closure.”
Wendy doesn’t know what to say; she hates the Overlook Hotel and everything associated with it. Nevertheless, she invites him in to hear what he has to say.
Mr. Ullman takes a deep breath before speaking: “After the hotel was destroyed, I contacted a few experts to investigate the ruins. They found something strange, unlike anything they’d ever seen before.”
Wendy looks at him, her interest peaked. “What did they find?”
Mr. Ullman takes out a small package from his pocket and hands it over. “This was found in the ruins. It was hidden in a secret room that no one knew existed. I thought you should have it.”
Wendy takes the package, feeling her heart race with excitement. She had always wondered about the secrets the hotel kept locked away.
Mr. Ullman sees her interest and decides to explain: “It’s a manuscript, written by Jack Torrance. It’s a rough draft of the novel he was working on.”
Wendy’s eyes widen in surprise, and she feels a lump in her throat. She knows Jack’s writing was always important to him, and the thought of having something he wrote brings her some comfort.
Mr. Ullman continues, “I know it’s not much, but I hope it brings you some closure.”
Wendy nods, tears streaming down her face. She thanks him and shows him the door. But her heart is racing with excitement and sadness.
That night, Wendy reads the manuscript from Jack. It’s a haunting story about a man who loses his mind in an isolated hotel during a harsh winter. The parallels to Jack’s own experience are clear, and the story is eerily similar to what they went through.
As she reads the manuscript, Wendy can’t help but wonder if Jack was already going crazy before they even arrived at the Overlook Hotel, or if it was the hotel that drove him to madness. The manuscript doesn’t answer these questions, but it gives Wendy some closure, knowing that Jack’s words will live on.
Danny comes into her room and sees her reading. “What’s that?”
Wendy wipes her tears and shows him the manuscript. Danny’s eyes widen with amazement, and he takes the manuscript to read it himself. As he reads, his interest grows, and he starts asking her questions about what happened at the hotel. Wendy takes a deep breath and tries to explain as best she can.
As they talk, Wendy realizes that she can finally start to move on. Jack’s legacy will live on through his writing, and Wendy and Danny can start rebuilding their lives, one step at a time.
Some scenes from the movie The Shining written by A.I.
– Jack Torrance: A struggling writer, with a dark past and a short fuse.
– Wendy: Jack’s wife, trying her best to hold the family together and support her husband.
– Danny: The couple’s young son, who possesses psychic abilities.
– Dick Hallorann: The hotel’s cook, who also shares Danny’s psychic abilities.
The Overlook Hotel, an isolated and eerie location in the Rocky Mountains. The hotel has a dark history, and the family is about to learn that they are not alone.
Scene 1: “Arriving at Overlook”
EXT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – DAY
Jack, Wendy, and Danny arrive at the hotel, excited to be the caretakers for the winter. They get out of the car and look up at the massive hotel.
This is it. Our new home.
I know it’s not exactly the Ritz, but it’s going to be an adventure.
(looking up at the hotel)
Mom, Dad, can I go explore?
No, Danny. You know the rules. Stay close to us.
(putting a hand on Jack’s arm)
Let him have some fun. We can start moving in, and he can join us later.
Fine, but be careful, Danny.
Danny runs off as the couple grabs their bags and starts walking towards the hotel.
INT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – LOBBY – DAY
Jack and Wendy approach the hotel’s front desk. A man greets them.
Welcome to the Overlook Hotel. I’m Stuart Ullman, the hotel manager.
I’m Jack Torrance, and this is my wife, Wendy, and our son, Danny.
It’s nice to meet you. This is a big job you’ve taken on. Are you sure you’re up for it?
We’re ready for a change of pace and scenery.
It’s beautiful here.
(handing Jack a key)
Here’s the key to your apartment. You’ll find everything you need there. Just remember, you’re the only ones here. No one else for miles and miles.
That’s exactly what we wanted.
The family takes the elevator up to their apartment.
INT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – APARTMENT – DAY
Jack opens the door to their apartment, and the family looks around. It’s a spacious place, but the furnishings are outdated.
We can make this work. Think of it like an adventure.
You’re right. Let’s get settled in.
The family starts unpacking and getting comfortable in their new home for the next few months.
FADE TO BLACK.
INT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – DAY
Danny, a young boy, sits in the kitchen, talking with Dick Hallorann, the hotel’s cook.
So, Danny, I hear you have a special gift. You can see things others can’t?
Yeah. And sometimes, they scare me.
Dick nods sympathetically.
I know what you mean. I have the same gift. I call it the “Shining.” It’s a blessing and a curse.
Danny looks intrigued.
Can you teach me how to control it?
I can try. But you have to promise me something. If you ever see anything that scares you, you come find me, okay?
Suddenly, Danny’s eyes widen, and he clutches his head.
What’s happening to me?
Dick rushes to his side.
It’s okay, Danny. Just breathe. Focus on me.
Danny takes a deep breath, and his eyes clear.
Dick pats his back.
Good job, kid. You’re a natural.
Danny grins, feeling proud of himself.
FADE TO BLACK.
EXT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – DAY
Jack and Wendy are walking through the hallways of the hotel when Danny runs up to them.
Mom, Dad, I found something!
What did you find, sweetie?
Come on, I’ll show you.
They follow Danny to room 237. Danny hesitates, then points to the door.
What’s in there?
I don’t know.
Jack turns the doorknob and enters the room. Wendy and Danny follow him.
INT. ROOM 237
The room is dark and eerie. Jack walks over to the bathroom door and opens it. He sees a woman in the bathtub, her skin is peeling off.
Oh my god! Wendy, come look at this!
Wendy enters the bathroom and sees the woman.
What the hell? Who is she?
I don’t know. But, I think we should leave.
Wendy nods in agreement. They turn to leave the room.
Suddenly, they hear a loud noise.
What was that?
They turn around and see the woman standing in front of them, fully dressed.
Who are you?
I am the one who has been waiting for you.
What do you mean?
You have been chosen.
The woman disappears, leaving Jack, Wendy, and Danny all confused and terrified.
EXT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – DAY
Danny walks towards his tricycle, parked in the deserted hallway of the hotel. Suddenly he sees the ghostly twins, Grady’s girls, in front of him.
Come play with us, Danny.
Danny gasps and tries to ride away on his tricycle, but the twins block his way.
No, no, leave me alone.
Forever and ever.
INT. ROOM 237 – DAY
Danny’s curiosity gets the better of him, and he unlocks the door of room 237. He steps in and sees the bathtub filled with water. As he approaches it, a naked woman emerges from it.
Hello, Danny. Come closer.
Danny steps back in fear. The woman moves closer to him, revealing her undead, decayed face.
Don’t you want to kiss me, Danny?
Danny screams and runs away from the room.
INT. LOBBY – DAY
Danny approaches Dick Hallorann, the hotel’s cook.
Mr. Hallorann, I saw something scary in room 237.
Hallorann’s face shows concern as Danny finishes his story.
Danny, listen to me. Sometimes there are things in this world that aren’t meant to be seen.
Danny nods, understanding the gravity of the situation.
You got the shining, Danny. You must use it to help yourself.
Danny looks at Hallorann, confused.
And your folks too. Do you understand?
Danny nods with newfound determination.
INT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – ROOM 237 – DAY
Danny stands in the middle of the room, gazing at the bathroom door. He takes a deep breath before slowly pushing it open. Inside, he sees a naked woman in the bathtub. She turns to face him, revealing her decaying body.
Danny, what’s going on? Are you okay?
Danny backs out of the bathroom, staring at the woman in terror.
(getting on the radio)
Mom, there’s a dead woman in the tub!
What? Danny, get out of there!
Danny runs out of the room, looking back at the woman as he shuts the door.
INT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – HALLWAY – DAY
Danny runs down the hallway toward his mother’s room. He sees the Grady twins standing at the end of the hallway, staring at him.
The twins follow Danny as he continues down the hallway, running as fast as he can. He reaches Wendy’s room and slams the door shut behind him.
INT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – WENDY’S ROOM – DAY
Wendy looks at Danny, worried and confused.
Danny, what’s going on? What did you see?
A dead woman in the tub. And the Grady twins are following me.
Shh, it’s okay. We’re getting out of here.
Suddenly, the door bursts open, and Jack stands in the doorway, wielding an axe.
Wendy and Danny scream as Jack advances toward them.
EXT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – DAY
Wendy and Danny pack their bags, preparing to escape from the hotel. Suddenly, the door bursts open, and Jack enters.
“Where do you think you’re going?”
Wendy tries to reason with Jack, but he’s too far gone.
“Please, Jack. Let us go. We need to leave.”
“You really think you can escape me? You’re mine, and you’ll never leave!”
Danny uses his psychic abilities to try and control Jack, but the ghosts of the Overlook start to take hold.
(in a trance)
“Redrum. Redrum. Redrum.”
“What are you doing to me, you little freak?”
Suddenly, Dick Hallorann bursts in, wielding a shovel.
“What’s going on here?”
Wendy and Danny try to explain the situation to Dick, and he comes up with a plan.
“I’ll take care of Jack. You two need to get out of here now.”
Wendy and Danny run to the car, but they can hear the sounds of a violent struggle coming from inside the hotel.
As they drive away, the hotel explodes in a massive fireball.
INT. CAR – DAY
Wendy and Danny are relieved, but they know that the events of the past few days will stay with them forever.
(stroking his hair)
“It’s over, Danny. We’re safe now.”
The car drives off into the distance as the sun begins to set, leaving the haunted Overlook Hotel behind.
– Jack Torrance: A struggling writer and the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. His past traumas and drinking problems make him vulnerable to the hotel’s dark forces.
– Wendy Torrance: Jack’s wife, who tries to keep the family together despite Jack’s violent outbursts and strange behavior.
– Danny Torrance: Jack and Wendy’s son, who possesses psychic abilities, which he calls the “Shining.” The hotel’s ghosts want to use Danny’s abilities to escape their eternal confinement.
– Dick Hallorann: The hotel’s cook, who also has the “Shining.” He returns to the hotel to rescue the Torrance family.
The Overlook Hotel, located in a remote area of Colorado. The winter caretaker job requires the family to stay isolated from the rest of the world. The hotel is haunted by the ghosts of its past residents and its dark history.
INT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – ROOM 237 – DAY
Danny slowly enters the room, feeling a strange pull towards it. He sees the bathtub full of water, and a beautiful naked woman in it. She rises from the water, revealing a decomposed body.
DANNY: (whispers) What do you want from me?
The woman moves towards him, and Danny backs away.
WOMAN: Your gift. The Shining.
DANNY: (confused) What gift?
WOMAN: Your ability to see things others can’t. To hear things others can’t. Help us escape, Danny.
Danny feels a sudden jolt, and the woman disappears. The room turns dark, and the door slams shut. Danny screams.
EXT. OVERLOOK HOTEL – DAY
Wendy and Dick are looking for Danny, who has been missing for hours.
WENDY: (panicking) Dick, we have to find him. He could be in danger.
DICK: (reassuring) Don’t worry, Wendy. I can feel his Shining. He’s in the hotel, but he’s not alone.
They enter the hotel, and the haunting music starts playing. Wendy shivers.
WENDY: (whispering) I don’t like this place, Dick.
DICK: I know, but we have to be careful. The hotel is manipulating us.
They continue walking, and suddenly Jack appears, holding an axe.
JACK: Welcome back, Dick. I’ve been waiting for you.
DICK: (firm) Jack, let them go. You’re not yourself.
JACK: (laughs) I’m more myself than ever, Dick. This hotel has shown me the way.
Wendy tries to run, but Jack chases her with the axe. Dick faces Jack, prepared for a final showdown.
DICK: (determined) You want Danny’s gift? You have to go through me first.
The screen fades to black, and the audiences are left in suspense, wondering what will happen next.