With Halloween just around the corner, there is no better time to announce that The Stanley Hotel, the real-life inspiration for the iconic horror novel and film, 'The Shining,' is turning into a horror museum. Author Stephen King got his inspiration for the novel itself, as well as its important setting, from this expansive, 30,000 square-foot mansion in Estes Park, Colorado.
Setting the backdrop for scenes in the novel like the creepy Grady twins' surprise, the story's 'Overlook Hotel' took many characteristics from this building. This makes The Stanley Hotel the perfect building to dedicate to horror as an art form.
The museum will include a 500-seat auditorium that will host interactive experiences as well as a film space. It's even planning on having an educational program as well -- whether that will teach about artists like Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King, or the art of scaring people, remains unclear.
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