When I first saw the Shining in 1980 with my parents, I couldn't sleep for 1 week. It scared the shit out of m like nothing else had up until then (I was 9 years old). It wasn't so much because of what happened, but what DIDN'T happen. Kubricks rendition of the story was nothing like the book (which was great in it's own right), in that it was one of the great minimilast ghost stories. He focused on mood, rather than shock. And occasionally sprinkled in a little horror.