(*homocinematically inclined)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

On Location: The Overlook Hotel

This is the fourth in a month long Halloween-themed series of On Location posts that will take you "back to the scene of the crime" of some of the greatest horror movies ever made.

How's this for some crazy trick or treating: Fantastic Fest is holding a party at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon, one of the filming locations of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, on Halloween night, October 31.

The event includes a 1920's-themed formal ball, live music and shows, a copy of the Jeff Kleinsmith designed poster and (for those braving an overnight stay) an in-room screening of the movie itself.

The Timberline was used for some exterior shots of the infamous Overlook Hotel, with interiors filmed on soundstages in England. Alas, no actual hedge maze exists there, but it still sounds like a spooky evening.

For more Shining thrills, one can also take in The Stanley Hotel in Colorado, which was Stephen King's original inspiration for the Overlook (and used for locations of the 1997 mini-series remake). They too offer a Shining-themed ball, on October 25 as well as the 31st. Curiously, they too will screen The Shining on the first night, but The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween itself.


  1. Just came across your blog and love it! Great post about the Overlook....I would love to be there!

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words, and welcome !!!

    - kch


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