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The Hotel That Inspired 'The Shining' To Become World's First Horror Museum


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The owners of the iconic Stanley Hotel in Colorado – better known as The Overlook Hotel in the classic horror novel 'The Shining' – are planning to open the world’s first horror-themed museum inside the building, according to a new report.

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 classic movie, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duval, based on Stephen King's book, was inspired by the vast hotel. Though the interior of the hotel you see in the movie itself was constructed in Elstree Studios in Britain, and the exterior shots are of the Timberline Lodge in Oregon, the Stanley Hotel in Colorado was the inspiration that King used for his 1977 novel.

Stephen KingStephen King's novel was inspired by a stay at the Stanley Hotel

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Stephen King Revisits The Shining Kid In New Book


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Stephen King is bringing the creepy child from The Shining back to life in his new book.

The legendary horror writer admits he decided to revisit Danny Torrance, the psychic son of Jack Nicholson's crazed character in the film adaptation, after fans continually questioned him about the youngster's fate.

The classic 1980 movie ends with Danny fleeing his murderous father during a snowstorm but the outcome is not made clear.

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Stanley Kubrick's The Shining Dissected For Hidden Clues In New Film


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The alleged subliminal messages moviemaker Stanley Kubrick placed in his 1980 horror movie The Shining are to be explored in a fascinating new documentary, which will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah next month (Jan12).

Film fans have speculated that the Jack Nicholson movie is packed with clues about the U.S. government's 'faked' moon landing in 1969 and hidden messages about politics and issues of the day.

And now first-time director Rodney Ascher has investigated the theories for his new film Room 237, named after the hotel suite the film's psychic boy is warned not to enter.

Ascher tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Some of this stuff seems funny, because people are coming up with very big ideas based on incidental details, but others might see it as a little scary."

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Charlize Theron's Shining Inspiration For Snow White Role


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Charlize Theron drew inspiration from Jack Nicholson's crazed character in The Shining to play the Evil Queen in her highly-anticipated movie Snow White And The Huntsman.

The actress turns bad to play the malevolent monarch in the high-action take on the classic fairytale opposite Twilight star Kristen Stewart as the banished princess.

Theron's Evil Queen is obsessed with beauty, and sucks the life of her pretty rivals to stay young - and Theron reveals she looked back at Nicholson's maniacal turn as writer/caretaker Jack Torrance, who descends into madness while looking after an isolated hotel, in a bid to get to grips with the part.

She tells LA Confidential Magazine, "This (film) has been a great sandbox to play in - huge sets and great costumes, and yet very grounded material. There was definitely something (about the character) that always reminded me of Jack Nicholson in The Shining.

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Robert Pattinson For Kurt Cobain Biopic?


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Robert Pattinson is being lined up to pay Kurt Cobain in a biopic of his life.

The 23-year-old actor has reportedly been talking with the late Nirvana singer's widow Courtney Love, who will work as a producer on the movie, in a bid to persuade her to let him play the rocker, who committed suicide in 1994.

A source said: "Courtney has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music.

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Feminine Rocker Dave Grohl


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Dave Grohl wants a woman to portray him in the Kurt Cobain biopic.

The Foo Fighters frontman thinks Shelly Duvall - who starred alongside Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' - would be the perfect choice to play him in the story about his former Nirvana bandmate, who died in 1994.

He said: "I don't know about anyone else, but I'm crossing my fingers that Shelley Duvall plays me. Shelley Duvall in 'The Shining'... That is my face."

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The Shining Tops Frightening Film List


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The Shining has been named the most terrifying film of all time in a new poll.

The 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic, starring Jack Nicholson as a deranged writer, topped the list of the world's scariest movies ahead of Rosemary's Baby, directed by Roman Polanski.

The original Wicker Man from 1973 came in third in the Totalscifionline.com poll, which was dominated by horror classics.

The top ten also included Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller Psycho, John Carpenter’s slasher Halloween, and Night of the Living Dead from 1968.

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Duvall's Crazy Antics Exposed By Tabloid


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Jack Nicholson's The Shining co-star Shelley Duvall has been exposed as an alien-obsessed crazy lady in a U.S. tabloid expose.

The actress, who also starred opposite Robin Williams in Popeye, has friends and neighbours in Blano, Texas worried because she spends night after night patrolling her backyard, convinced her home is a portal for little green men.

One local tells the Globe, "Shelley is such a tragic soul. I feel terrible for her and wish someone could step in and do something. She desperately needs help."

Blano residents tell the tabloid that 60-year-old Duvall, who hasn't acted since 2002, flashes her car lights in a bid to communicate with extra-terrestrials and "wanders around town... looking dishevelled, strange and totally crazy."

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Cusack Creeped Out By The Shining Hotel


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John Cusack didn't have to dig too deep to play a terrified hotel guest in new horror movie 1408 - he once stayed at the place writer Stephen King based The Shining on.
The actor knew there was something creepy and eerie about the Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York while he was staying there a few years ago - and has since learned it was the setting for King's horror tale, which became a movie classic starring Jack Nicholson.
Ironically, King wrote the short story, on which Cusack's new film - in which he plays a cynical ghost hunter locked in a haunted hotel room, is based on.
He says, "I did a movie once in upstate New York and there was this very, very scary hotel and we found out that's where Stephen King based The Shining on.
"It's supposed to be haunted and when you're walking back at night after one too many cocktails it was a little frightening in there.
"You star walking down that hallway and you're running by the time you get down there."

Latifah's New Film Is A Love Story To Czech Hotel


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The owners of the Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, are hoping Queen Latifah's new movie will bring tourists flocking after the historic hotel features heavily in the film.

Latifah's character lives it up in the luxury Czech hotel after learning she's dying of a terminal disease in LAST HOLIDAY.

And hotel bosses are thrilled with the way director Wayne Wang turned the old hotel into a fairytale castle.

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