Blumhouse, the horror studio behind titles such as Get Out and M3GAN, is extending its reach from the big screen to the real world.
Blumhouse is launching a new exhibit at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, known as the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining. Blumhouse will curate the over 10,000-square-foot Stanley Film Center exhibit space, in collaboration with the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media.
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The exhibit is described as a “mini-Academy Museum dedicated to horror” and will draw from Blumhouse’s catalogue of film, TV and game offerings.
“Here’s Blumhouse! This iconic Colorado hotel will now have a new element of fun and fright for Coloradans and visitors across the world to enjoy, driving tourism and strengthening our economy,” said Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in a statement.
Added Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum: “The Stanley Hotel is hallowed ground for horror fans and that makes this presence at the Stanley Film Center a natural extension for Blumhouse. Fans are going to get closer than ever before to their favorite films, though they may want to keep their distance with a few of the ‘items’ in our collection.”
King’s 1977 novel The Shining centers on a struggling writer who agrees to move his family to a remote hotel to work as caretaker for the winter. Before penning the book, King spent a night at the hotel in 1974 and he has cited it as an inspiration. (The hotel now promotes room 217 as the Stephen King Suite). Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film used the Timberline Lodge in Oregon for the exterior of the Overlook Hotel, but a 1997 Shining miniseries filmed at the Stanley Hotel.
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