A few Hollywood celebs (and a large group of non-famous types) have pretty big plans for the redrum-filled ‘Overlook Hotel,’ and it’s enough to make horror fans scream with joy.
Actors Elijah Wood and Simon Pegg have joined a board that hopes to turn Colorado’s Stanley Hotel (the venue famously known as The Overlook Hotel in The Shining) into an epic 43,000 square-foot non-profit horror museum, film archive and production studio.
Some spooktacular features slated for The Stanley Film Center include a 500-seat auditorium, an interactive museum and constantly rotating exhibits. The board has already locked down exhibit commitments from Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, Hellraiser director and producer Clive Barker, and Oscar winner Rick Baker, who has worked on Star Wars, An American Werewolf in London and The Ring. Sounds good to us!
The estimated renovation cost to create the centre is around $24 million bucks. In addition to donations from celebs like Wood, Pegg, and iconic zombie flick director George A. Romero, the board hopes to get funding from Colorado’s tourism board
“I would love to have a home for which we could constantly come year-round and celebrate with other fans from around the world,” said Wood. “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.” We agree!
The centre will also benefit film makers of the future as it will include a sound stage, classrooms, workshop spaces and post-production and editing suites in partnership with the Colorado Film School.
We’re ready to visit…so long as a certain tenant is no longer present!
Ok…a few tenants.