Art of the Title provides some interesting insight into the title sequence for The Shining:
The title sequence introduces viewers to Kubrick’s unorthodox vision of horror, as haunting landscapes and unnerving score combine to cause an ineffable unease. By discarding genre tropes such as creaking doors, spiderwebs, dark corridors, and excessive blood, the title sequence outperforms convention.
Defy convention. Horror and Science Fiction are genres especially guilty for subscribing to their own clichés and in-jokes.
[Image: The Shining Title Sequence Chapman Beauvais & National Screen Service - click to watch the full sequence]