The Shining Hotel Will Host a New Horror Film Festival
Good news for film buffs who love Stanley Kubrick, horror, and Oregon. The Timberline Hotel, famous for The Shining’s exterior shots, will host Overlook Film Festival, a four-day event that features “new and classic horror cinema,” according to Variety. The festival, organized by Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim, will feature an immersive video game from Bottleneck Immersive, a live version of the radio play “Tales From Beyond the Pale,” and various experiential events. It takes place April 27, 2017.
“We’re so grateful to the Timberline Lodge for providing such a gorgeous, iconic venue in the beautiful location of Mt. Hood, Oregon, where our unique, experiential celebration of all things genre can thrive,” Zakheim said to Variety.
Although the exterior scenes were shot at Timberline Hotel, the interior shots—where Jack Nicholson went mad, Kubrick terrorized Shelley Duvall, and the one black guy in the movie got killed by an axe—took place on a studio set. But still, it’s a fitting place to sit and think about the weirdo ghosts who are ready to murder you.