The Shining Wiki


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This community was created by the fans, for the fans. It is dedicated to housing a useful and informative database for all subject matter related to the series The Shining, which was created first as a novel by Stephen King, made as a film by Stanley Kubrick, remade as a television miniseries by director Mick Garris, turned into an opera with music by composer Paul Moravec and a libretto by Mark Campbell, and remade as a haunted house for Universal Studios' 2017 annual Halloween Horror Nights theme. Our goal is to collaborate with other fans in order to build a reliable, accurate resource with as much detailed information about the novel, the film, the miniseries, the opera, the soundtrack, merchandise, references and theories as possible. All are welcome to join in and contribute here, so long as edits are constructive, discussions are positive, and both are relevant to this series.

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The Shining (book)

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The Shining (film)

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The Shining (miniseries)

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The Shining (opera)

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1977 novel
1980 film
1997 miniseries
2016 opera
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Doctor Sleep

Main Characters
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Jack Torrance
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Wendy Torrance
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Danny Torrance
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Dick Hallorann
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Stuart Ullman

Main Jack TorranceWendy TorranceDanny TorranceStuart UllmanDick Hallorann
Minor Albert ShockleyBill WatsonDelbert GradyDoctorGrady TwinsHorace M. DerwentJack's MotherLorraine MasseyMark TorranceRobert Townley WatsonRogerSuzieTonyList of characters in The Shining (book)
Doctor Sleep Abra StoneConcetta ReynoldsLucy StoneSandy Reynolds
Other Andrew Pomeroy (Misery)

Explore the Overlook
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The Overlook Hotel is an iconic landmark in the hearts of horror fanatics everywhere, and The Shining Wiki allows you to explore it like never before!

Explore various rooms of the hotel, including The Colorado Lounge, The Gold Room, and the Basement Boiler Room. See maps of each area rendered by film analysts and game producers from around the globe. Share your knowledge of the Overlook by editing pages in need of content and help make The Shining Wiki the greatest wiki ever!


The Overlook Hotel The LobbyUllman's OfficeThe Colorado LoungeThe Gold RoomThe Red BathroomThe KitchenThe StoreroomThe walk-in freezerThe Games RoomThe Boiler RoomRoom 237The West WingThe Caretaker's apartmentThe Red HallwayThe hotel exteriorHedge maze
Colorado Boulder, ColoradoBoulderado HotelBoulder apartmentSidewinder, ColoradoEstes Park
Real Locations Ahwahnee HotelElstree StudiosThe Stanley HotelTimberline LodgeStovington

Featured Article

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, 2017

Halloween Horror Nights is the name of an annual Halloween celebration at Universal Studios, at their locations in both Hollywood, California and Orlando, Florida.

One of the five films chosen for their 2017 Halloween theme is the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film adaptation of the 1977 Stephen King novel The Shining.

Both locations built an Overlook Hotel themed maze which takes the viewer through a recreation of the story, from start to finish.

The Film Soundtrack The Shining SoundtrackMain Title "The Shining"Grady's StoryRocky MountainsLonatoNew Rules For WendyMusic For Strings, Percussion And CelestaA Horrible NightmareThe Awakening Of JacobCome Out And Play With Us DannyDe Natura Sonoris No.2Danny's Gone AwayDe Natura Sonoris No.1Jack Takes ControlHair Of The Dog (Home) • UtrenjaHere's Johnny!PolymorphiaMaze MadnessMidnight, the Stars & YouMovie Trailer MusicIt's All Forgotten NowMasqueradeKanon
Other Soundtracks Rediscovering Lost ScoresThe Shining Complete Motion Picture Score
The Miniseries Soundtrack The Shining OSTMain TitlesTo The MountainsYou're Not WellDraw Good FruitA Great HotelThat you Jack?Visiting The DoctorInto The PantryWell, Doc?Psychic CallCroquet With WendyTopiary TangoThey're Still HereUnmask!Room 217Falling Into BlacknessOh, I'm Not Seeing This!You Don't Scare MeAre You Happy?Guess What You Forgot?10 Years Later
People Wendy CarlosRachel ElkindNicholas Pike

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Shining News

Eli Roth's History of Horror - November 19, 2018

The Shining is given a large amount of airtime on the new AMC television show Eli Roth's History of Horror. The show goes into detail on the film's background, includes a break down of the use of horror within the film, and even includes an interview with Stephen King.

Doctor Sleep - November 8, 2018

The film version of the novel Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, has been announced by Warner Brother Pictures as possessing a January 24, 2020 theatrical release date.

Mad Magazine Cover - October 31, 2018

The Shining gets special treatment in terms of being featured on the cover of the December (#4) issue of Mad Magazine.

Halloween Horror Nights - October 26, 2017

Tickets are no longer available for the Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights 2017 theme The Shining, and they can no longer be purchased on the Studio's official website, The theme performed beautifully and with any luck will return again in the future! Check out our Halloween Horror Nights page for more info on the live-action maze!

Wiki News

This section will list all major updates to this wiki!

Pages Galore - October 23, 2017

I have been trying to add as many pages as I can, relating to to characters, cast, locations, and music as possible. If you have any questions on how you can help, leave a message on my talk page.

Welcome - October 16, 2017

Welcome to this wiki! After years of enjoying this series I finally started a wiki devoted to it. This wiki aspires to cover anything and everything relating to this series.

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