This scene is probably the most famous in the movie “The Shining” by Stanley Kubrick. I always like to wonder why, so why is this scene so famous? it must be a combination of factors. Nicholson is at his best, scary, maniac, unpredictable.. his victim looks exactly like that, like a feeble, nervous victim.. the setting, far away, weird.. a disproportionate knife in her shaky hands, a big axe.. in the hands of a guy who is going nuts.. his face, his big teeth, his eerie smirk. Lots of curious ingredients that make these frames stick decades after to the collective memory of millions.
For your enjoyment, right out of YouTube: