Jack Torrance (The Shining) (5/7)

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The struggling writer and poor judge of hotel investments, Jack Torrance made his mark on the world through his appearance as the lead antagonist in Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’. After agreeing to be the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado over the winter months, Jack is driven increasingly insane by his new found ability to communicate with the ghosts of the hotel who had all met gruesome ends. As he slips further and further into a frightening level of insanity, Jack goes on a mad rampage against his family, attempting to murder them all. His now trademark ‘Here’s Johnny!’ scene and overall mannerisms showcased his sadistic and violent nature to become one of everyone’s favourite bad guys. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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