The big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining is one of Stanley Kubrick’s many masterpieces, thanks, in large part, to Jack Nicholson’s terrifying performance as frustrated-writer-turned-psychopath Jack Torrance.
One of the most memorable scenes from the classic film is the ‘Here’s Johnny!’ scene where Nicholson breaks down a bathroom door with an axe in an attempt to murder his wife.
The scene is scary as hell, but a behind the scenes video of Nicholson getting into character before the cameras roll is equally creepy. This is apparently how the greats get ready to roll. You can’t argue with the results.
Here’s some more behind the scenes with with Stanley Kubrick setting up the bar scene. It’s not as dramatic, but still incredible for movie buffs.