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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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Contactmusic spoke to Simon Jones (Ex Verve) about his new band The Shining


For those of people out there who haven't heard The Shining as yet how would you best describe the sound?

… Rock & Roll really to put a broad genre on it, its just music played with guitars by people! I really believe that picking up an instrument and singing a song to someone and conveying something personal is like one of the greatest art forms that there is really, so we a rock and roll band full of emotion and hopefully we can enhance peoples that's what I want to do because I know music does that for me, you know sometime you can be listening to the radio and it puts you right back to remember past memories and that's just the power of music and I think to be in a band that plays real music that is what we are about. Some of the songs tend to be pretty emotional we can be really heavy and dirty when we play but at the same time there can be a beauty to it as well.

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