Hey, fellow horror nerds, some exciting news this spooky Friday: The Stanley Hotel, the infamous hotel in Estes Park, Col. that inspired the set of Stephen King's The Shining (turned into a Stanley Kubrick classic in 1980) is about to get a whole lot spookier. The owners are turning the hotel—which hosts the annual horror-themed Stanley Film Fest—into a full-time horror museum, the first of its kind.
Known horror fans Elijah Wood and Simon Pegg are among those on the Stanley's Found Board. Wood tells PR Newswire, "There's really no better place for there to be a permanent home for the celebration of horror as an art form than the Stanley Hotel. It was practically built for it." Rolling Stone reports the $24 million development will include a 500-seat auditorium in its interactive, 30,000-square-foot space, and plans on an educational program as well.
Spooooky. Redrum, anyone?