Over the years I said so many bad things about the shining. Since I was a kid (= 10 years old), I loved horror films and every single time I've tried watching this, I would turn it off in the first half an hour, because it was extremely slow and old, two things I really hate in films. But not this time.
I can see why it's being nominated as the best horror film of all time, it truly is. The Shining even though, made in 1980, it has all the elements that pretty much all horror films today have. If anything, I'm surprised to see that horror as a genre hasn't changed at all in almost 40 Years.
Great story, great acting, amazing sound design and cinematography, and editing. It's such a masterpiece for sure.