One of the most famous horror film locations launches its festival next spring.
Oregon’s Timberline Lodge rests at the base of Mount Hood, but to many, the hotel provided the iconic exterior shots of Stanley Kubrick’s ominous Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Starting next year, the lodge will embrace its horror legacy further with the Overlook Film Festival, Variety reports.
Festival organizers Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim detailed the four-day festival which will include screenings of new and old horror films, live radio drama performances, a new event from Bottleneck Immersive (a company who previously brought a “Satanic escape room” to Fantastic Fest).
The festival also comes brings together efforts from an advisory board including Elijah Wood, Gremlins and The ‘Burbs mastermind Joe Dante, Sundance Film Festival programming director Trevor Groth and Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League.
“We’re so grateful to the Timberline Lodge for providing such a gorgeous, iconic venue in the beautiful location of Mt. Hood, Oregon, where our unique, experiential celebration of all things genre can thrive,” Zakheim said.
The Overlook Film Festival is planned for April 27, 2017.