‘I got a bit drunk with the twins’: Toy Story 3’s Lee Unkrich on his obsession with The Shining
In an extract from his forthcoming book, Unkrich explains how, aged 12, he first saw the film which would inspire a lifelong passion
‘Are you OK? Is it too scary? We can leave if you need to …” It was May 1980. I was nearly 13 years old, sitting in an Ohio movie theatre with my mother watching Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. She was right to be concerned; exactly two years earlier she had taken me to see Larry Cohen’s horror film It Lives Again – his sequel to It’s Alive – and the experience had caused more than a year of traumatic, recurring nightmares. As a result, I had since avoided any scary movies (or even their trailers). So it was risky for her to take me to see another horror film that early summer evening.