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27th Jan 2016

VIDEO: This Shining parody is the weirdest, most brilliant thing you’ll see today

Nooruddean Choudry

What the f*ck did we just see?

Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is of course a masterpiece of cinema. The 1980 release is critically acclaimed for its thrilling tempo, unsettling plot and masterly cinematography. Each scene is a perfectly composed masterpiece.

The Chickening, a short film that parodies the iconic movie, is daft, twisted, immature and quite brilliant. Perhaps not to everyone’s taste, the 5 minute creation by animators Nick DenBoer and Davy Force is a tour de force in twisted surrealism.

There’s no point in us explaining the video – it’s simply too weird. But there’s a gravel-voiced child with facial hair, a chicken-obsessed Jack Nicholson, and a few NSFW scenes so be warned…