Halloween might be over, but Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, which was used for the exterior setting of the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”, will keep the screams rolling when it launches the four-day Overlook Film Festival this April.
The festival’s name — as anyone who has felt their heart rate rise while watching Danny ride his toy bike will surely know — is an homage to the Overlook Hotel, a fictional lodge in the Colorado Rockies where Kubrick set his 1980 adaptation of the Stephen King novel. The four-day gathering will honour the hotel’s bone-chilling legacy by programming new and classic horror film screenings, plus experiential and immersive projects — like a live reading of the 1930s radio drama Tales from Beyond the Pale.
Overlook hasn’t released its first film slate, so we’re not yet sure what will screen (though we have a pretty good idea of one Jack Nicholson film that might make opening night). But the festival’s advisory board does feature a couple of horror film vets: Elijah Wood (who starred in 2012’s Maniac, a remake of the 1980 psychological slasher) and Joe Dante, whose horror films often blend elements of comedy and satire, but who has also made some genuinely scary flicks, like 1981’s The Howling.
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Text by Emily Manning, originally posted on i-D.vice