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Stanley Film Festival announces full program for 2014

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado
The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado
Suzie Austin

The Stanley Film Festival announced its full line-up and schedule for 2014 which will take place April 24-27 in Estes Park, Colorado.

This is the second year for the genre festival which is hosted at the Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's "The Shining" and reportedly one of America's most haunted hotels. Complete with on-property ghost tours and candy eerily scattered around the main hotel to please the spirits of children, the Stanley is truly the perfect setting for a horror movie festival.

The four-day celebration of horror cinema will include feature films, video shorts, filmmaker panels, award presentations, as well as a number of special events. As previously released, the opening night film will be "Doc of the Dead" and as announced on Apr. 3, the fest will close with "What We Do In The Shadows," a mock-doc about centuries-old vampires who are trying to adjust to modern society.

Last year, the fest’s inaugural Visionary Award - the only non-audience voted award - was given to actor, director, writer and producer Eli Roth and was accompanied by a screening of his film "Aftershock," a terrifying look at a group of tourists in Chile fighting for survival after a massive earthquake.

This year the award is slated to be given to the founders of SpectreVision - Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller - for their contribution to independent film. The award presentation will include a screening of the Wood-starring thriller "Open Windows" which takes stalking to new heights of terror.

The 2014 Stanley Film festival also promises a "highly anticipated new film from a modern master of gore." Perhaps it's Eli Roth's "Green Inferno" which would salute last year's Visionary Award winner while delivering gore through its activist-hungry cannibals. What's your guess?

For a full list of this year's featured films, shorts and panels, visit the Stanley Film Festival website.

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