New Horror Film Festival to Debut at The Shining Hotel

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Danny isn’t here, Mrs. Torrance, but a new horror film festival is. Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, which was used for The Shining’s exterior shots, is set to host the Overlook Film Festival in April of 2017, Variety reports.

Organized by Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim, the four-day festival features “new and classic horror cinema.” Highlights include an original live version of the radio play “Tales From Beyond the Pale” by Glass Eye Pix, and a weekend-long immersive game from Bottleneck Immersive.

“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 told Variety.

The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson and released in 1980, takes place in the fictional Overlook Hotel, an anguished resort in the Colorado Rockies. Although the iconic interior shots took place on a studio set, the Timberline serves as an appropriately spooky location for Overlook fest, opening April 27, 2017.