The film tells the story of a writer, Jack Torrance, who accepts the job of the winter caretaker at a hotel which always gets snowed in during the winter. While his family looks around the hotel during closing day, the psychic hotel cook discovers the psychic abilities of Jack's son Danny, and Danny's ability to detect ghostly presences in the hotel. In the cook's family, this ability is called "shining". When the hotel becomes snowbound, Jack Torrance is driven crazy by the ghosts in the hotel, and he tries to murder his wife and son.

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Volkswagen Passat Commercial

Dates: - April 2012
This Television Commercial refers to The Shining
There are several parallels between this commercial and the tricycle scene from The Shining. The boy's haircut, the color of the cart matches Danny's blue tricycle, the way he covers his face to hide from something scary, and the "evil" twins show that it is unlikely to be coincidence.

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This Television Episode refers to The Shining
When Jimmy finds the Kettlemans, "camping" in their tent, he surprises them by sticking his face inside the tent, shouting "Here's Johnny!" - a reference to the film 'The Shining' in which Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson) shouts the very same thing.

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