Fastest Reenactment Of The Shining's "I'm Gonna Bash Your Brains In" Scene

United States Esther Crow

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New York City, New York, United States / January 19, 2010

Esther Crow reenacted Jack Nicholson’s “I’m Gonna Bash Your Brains In” scene from The Shiningin 39.10 seconds. The original scene is one minute, 27 seconds long.

Crow set the record at a World Record Appreciation Society event held at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present as witnesses.

This record contains adult language.

Full Script:

STAY AWAY FROM ME!
WHY?
I JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO MY ROOM.
WHY?
WELL Irsquo;M VERY CONFUSED AND I JUST NEED A CHANCE TO THINK THINGS OVER.
YOUrsquo;VE HAD YOUR WHOLE FUCKING LIFE TO THINK THINGS OVER. WHAT GOOD’S A FEW MINUTES MORE GONNA DO YOU NOW?
JACK! STAY AWAY FROM ME! PLEASE! DONrsquo;T HURT ME!
Irsquo;M NOT GONNA HURT YA.
STAY AWAY FROM ME!
WENDYhellip;
STAY AWAY!
DARLING. LIGHT OF MY LIFE. Irsquo;M NOT GONNA HURT YA. YOU DIDNrsquo;T LET ME FINISH MY SENTENCE. I SAID Irsquo;M NOT GONNA HURT YA. Irsquo;M JUST GONNA BASH YOUR BRAINS IN. I’M GONNA BASH THEM RIGHT THE FUCK IN.
STAY AWAY FROM ME! DONrsquo;T HURT ME!
Irsquo;M NOT GONNA HURT YOU.
STAY AWAY FROM ME! STAY AWAY FROM ME! PLEASE!
STOP SWINGING THE BAT
STAY AWAY FROM ME!
PUT THE BAT DOWN WENDY.
STOP IT!
WENDY, GIVE ME THE BAT.

[#WRAS11][]

- must be recited verbatim from memory
- scene begins with "Stay away from me!" and ends with "Wendy, give me the bat."
- one person must play both characters
- must be holding blunt object as a prop 
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