January brings a new year and new Netflix titles to cozy up and get through the cold weather with. Impress your binging partner with these tidbits about the biggest movies streaming this month.
Coming to Netflix January 1st
The Shining (1980)
Because Danny Lloyd was so young and since it was his first acting job, Stanley Kubrick was highly protective of the child. During the shooting of the movie, Lloyd was under the impression that the film he was making was a drama, not a horror movie. In fact, when Wendy carries Danny away while shouting at Jack in the Colorado Lounge, she is actually carrying a life-size dummy so Lloyd would not have to be in the scene. He only realized the truth several years later, when he was shown a heavily edited version of the film. He did not see the uncut version of the film until he was seventeen – eleven years after he had made it.