As we approach the end of the year, many of us are indulging in Christmas-themed films. Not a lot of people think of Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror film "The Shining" as a holiday movie (and if they do, they definitely don't consider it a happy one), but this cinematic treasure contains a visual feast of disturbing imagery that climaxes during the winter, so let's add it to the list of alternative holiday films. While many complain about the film's deviation from the Stephen King novel on which it's based, pretty much everyone can agree that the imagery used in Kubrick's film is burned into our minds. From the creepy Grady twins luring Danny Torrance to come play, the rotting old woman in the bathroom, and the ax-stricken gash in the door with Jack Nicholson's crazed face screaming "Heeeeere's Johnny!", there are plenty of scenes that still terrify moviegoers to this day. Containing multiple scenes of symbolic red, green, and white color schemes that happen to be associated with Christmas, "The Shining" is arguably a perfect horror film to watch at the moment. It's almost too perfect, given how long some of us have been in quarantine. However, one famous blood-soaked scene was particularly difficult to execute and utilized more blood than people even thought possible for the time.