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Stanley Film Festival at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado this month

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado was the inspiration for Stephen King's 'The Shining."

Horror fans may recognize The Stanley Hotel in Colorado as the inspiration for Stephen King’s “The Shining.” It is constantly ranked as one of the most haunted hotels in the world and this month it will be the host venue for this year’s Stanley Film Festival. The four day event will be held from April 24 through April 27 and will celebrate the best in independent horror cinema. There will be movie screenings, panels, competitions, audience awards and special events to celebrate this popular genre of films.

The Stanley Film Festival was created to showcase the best in classic and contemporary horror cinema set at the haunted and historic Stanley Hotel. It was founded by the Stanley Hotel to celebrate the hotel’s Hollywood heritage and present emerging and established filmmakers in the horror genre.

As the founders of SpectreVision Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller will be at the festival to accept the Visionary Award for their contribution to independent film. SpectreVision is a film production and music management company that tells stories that test the boundaries of the horror genre.

The festival will open with a screening of “Doc of the Dead” and will close with the mockumentary” What We Do In The Shadows.” There will be a free family screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” as well as retrospectives of popular movies including “Eyes Wide Shut” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.”

Feature presentations include:

  • Blood Glacier
  • Housebound
  • Lesson Of The Evil
  • Nothing Bad Can Happen
  • Open Windows

Stanley Film Festival

The Stanley Hotel
333 Wonder View Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 577-4000

Thursday April 24 – Sunday April 27, 2014

Prices range from $40 for a one day pass to $295 for an all access patron pass. For detailed ticket and hotel package information visit Stanley Film Festival online.

Source: JoAnna Cintron/Denver Film Society

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