The Shining is an R rated film based on horror ZZ Top American rock band shirt Stephen King’s novel of the same name and was directed by auteur filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. It is remembered for its haunting story and many disturbing scenes, to the point that it almost got an X rating when it first came out. But despite the fact that Kubrick nearly drove lead actress Shelley Duvall to a nervous breakdown, child actor Danny Lloyd didn’t even realize he was filming a horror movie until years later. He was never given the full script, and was never on set when the more horrifying aspects of the film were shot. By all accounts he thought he was filming a rather dull family comedy. He allegedly once wandered onto the set while Jack Nicholson’s character was trying to commit axe murder, causing Nicholson to improvise a silly “tomahawk dance”.