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Real-Life Overlook Hotel Hosts Horror Festival


Stanley Horror FestWhat better place to watch horror movies than in the hotel that inspired the scene of Jack Torrance’s axe-wielding rampage?

From May 2-5, The Stanley Hotel in Colorado, which Stephen King used as inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in The Shining, is hosting the first Stanley Film Festival in partnership with Chiller.

“Celebrating the best in independent horror cinema, SFF will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels, student competitions and special events – with Festival headquarters set at The Stanley Hotel. The haunted landmark opened in 1909 and was the inspiration for Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel in The Shining,” organizers said.

The festival will present Eli Roth with a lifetime achievement award and screen Aftershock with a Q&A after the movie. It will also present two US premieres and a number of great features including V/H/S/2, Vanishing Waves, Frankenstein’s Army, and of course, Room 237. Find out about tickets here, there are several different packages for attendees including ghost tours and, for the fans who want to do it up right, rooms at the hotel.

via Forbes