Twins who terrified the world when they starred in a classic horror movie returned to Borehamwood.

Appearing without their iconic blue dresses with frill sleeves and ribbon belts, Lisa and Louise Burns, who played the Grady twins in The Shining, attended a cast reunion at Elstree Studios, in Shenley Road.

The film, which starred Jack Nicholson, was made at the studios between 1978 and 1979 and the event marked the 35th anniversary since it was released in May 1980.

Warner Brothers and the family of the late Stanley Kubrick, who directed the film, brought back 20 cast members to mark the milestone.

Co-director of The Elstree Project and event organiser Howard Berry said: “This was a first time event for cast, crew, fans, academics, conspiracy theorist and critics.

“They united for a celebration and had a lot to share.”

The film is set in the fictitious Overlook Hotel, in Colorado, where writer Jack Torrance becomes a winter caretaker with his wife and son.

His son is plagued by psychic premonitions as Jack falls prey to the hotel's evil history.

The movie’s sets were so big that almost every stage in Elstree had to be used and a full-scale model of the Overlook Hotel’s exterior was built on the back lot.

Jan Harlan, the film’s executive producer, said: “The key to the film’s enduring success is in the unresolved mystery behind this enigmatic story, or, as Kubrick said - never explain anything that you don’t understand yourself.”