The Shining | 1981, Dir. Stanley Kubrick
halloween omg no this is beautiful
do those faces look like the faces owned by kids who came up to their parents all jazzed outta their little kid minds because they so desperately want to be a painting and a painter for halloween?
no. those are the faces of two kids who know they’re going to be bullied for the rest of their lives because their mom wants more followers on pinterest. because their dad recently realized he doesn’t love her - maybe that he never loved her - and who has been cold towards her these last few months even though she spent all that money on that sexy lingerie from Victoria’s Secret that she thought would help bring life back into a marriage so far gone. and she thinks if she can’t find joy in her marriage, maybe she can find it in the compliments of faceless voices on the internet by subjecting her children’s precious souls to the torture of not being a ninja turtle or superhero or something cool for halloween, one of the few days when a child can choose for themselves what they want to be and find freedom and a voice early on in life.
but it doesn’t work like that, mary beth. it never does.