Tuesday 24 April 2018

Heeere's Johnny! World's first horror-themed museum to open at 'The Shining' hotel

Jack Nicholson in The Shining
Jack Nicholson in The Shining

Sarah-Jane Murphy

The hotel that inspired cult horror movie The Shining has decided to cash in on it's terrifying reputation.

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, is famous among film buffs for its association with the psychological thriller, which starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

The 1980 film was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and was based on Stephen King's novel of the same name.

It's not the first time the hotel have availed of their close links to the movie - the 'Stanley Film Festival' has been held in the hotel's grounds annually since 2012.

Hotel owners plan to construct 'the world's first horror-themed museum, film archive and film production studio.'

A spokesman said that the project will cost $24million to construct, and will include a 500-seat auditorium and a 30,000 square foot interactive horror museum.

Hollywood actors Simon Pegg and Elijah Wood are members of the Stanley Film Centre board.

"I would love to have a home for which we could constantly come year-round and celebrate with other fans from around the world," Wood told PR Newswire.

"There's really no better place for there to be a permanent home for the celebration of horror as an art form than the Stanley Hotel.

It was practically built for it."

We just have one question - will any guest be brave enough to stay in Room 237?

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