The Shining vs. Halloween: Tournament of Movie Fanatic Horror Bracket Semi-Finals!

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There are only four movies left in the Tournament of Movie Fanatic Horror Bracket! Today we're pitting The Shining against Halloween. Only one of these movies can reach the finals to take on the winner of The Exorcist vs. The Sixth Sense (click the link to vote in that matchup as well!).

Scroll down to read about these films and cast your vote, then check out the update bracket below!

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The Shining: Jack Nicholson terrifies as Jack Torrance, a writer who slowly goes insane from isolation with his family in an empty (or is it?) mountain resort. The Shining beat Texas Chainsaw Massacre in round one and Poltergeist in round two to reach the semi-finals. Check out our The Shining quotes page to find out why it made it so far.


Halloween: Michael Myers is one of the most well-known slashers in film history, and he got his start in the bone-chilling 1978 horror classic Halloween. The film upset the third-seeded Psycho and the second-seeded Scream to make the final four. Check out our Halloween quotes page to find out why.

Which horror movie should advance to the finals?

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

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The Shining Quotes

Lloyd: What will you be drinking, sir?
Jack Torrance: Hair of the dog that bit me, Lloyd.

Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.

Jack Torrance