is getting in the Halloween spirit this week by having a local muralist paint a famous image from Stanley Kubrick's classic horror film The Shining on a storefront window.
The mural depicts a smiling Jack Nicholson poking his head through a hole in a bathroom door that he has just chopped open with an ax while attempting to kill his wife. It's the same image used on the box cover of the movie. The full creepy scene can be viewed in the video on the right.
Tracy Ramirez, the restaurant's co-owner, said she jumped at the chance to put up the mural when local artist Shawn White suggested it because The Shining has always been one of her favorite movies.
"My thing with The Shining is that it's probably the most terrifying movie that I've ever seen in my life," Ramirez said, adding that her favorite holiday is Halloween.
Ramirez said she is fascinated by Nicholson's character in the film, who gradually goes insane while working as a caretaker at an isolated resort during a heavy winter.
"Your worst fear is you're trapped somewhere. He's slowly just starting to deteriorate physically and mentally," she said. "There's just something so creepy and chilling and really disturbing about that."
Ramirez said she usually decorates her home extensively for Halloween and decided to bring Halloween to the restaurant this year.
"This year we kind of just wanted to do something a little different," she said.