The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is best known for hosting horror novelist Stephen King, inspiring him to write "The Shining." As we watch horror movies in the days leading up to Halloween, I'm going to share with you 5 Interesting Facts About the Shining you may (or may not) have known.
In the scene where Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson) chops through the bathroom door with a fire axe and sticks his face into the splintered opening, he utters the phrase "Here's Johnny!," made famous by The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The line was NOT a part of Kubrick's original screenplay; instead it was improvised by Nicholson.
The scene took scene took 3 days to film, and used 60 doors.