Indie HORROR film fest announced for the STANLEY HOTEL

Does that name ring a bell? The Stanley Hotel in Colorado? No? Well it should since it has to do with one of the most celebrated horror films ever, The Shining. Read on for the details behind this new film festival.

stanley-hotelThe Stanley Hotel, part of the Grand Heritage Hotel Group, announced today the inaugural Stanley Film Festival that will run May 2 – 5, 2013 in Estes Park, Colorado.

The location, of course, is best known for its connection to Stephen King’s The Shining.  The bell hops better be dressed like they are in the 1940’s or even better, have some twins to walk the grounds every once in awhile. Now that’s marketing!

The four-day event will celebrate the best in independent horror cinema with a full slate of films, panels, student competitions, audience awards and receptions – all at the beautiful and historically haunted Stanley Hotel.

“The Stanley Hotel is iconic not only for being one of the great historic hotels of our country, but also for the inspiration it gives to its fans. From the making of The Shining to the one million people that have toured the hotel in the last three years…it has inspired generations,” says Grand Heritage Hotel Group Founder and President John Cullen. “I hope to honor The Stanley Hotel and propel horror filmmakers to create and exhibit their work for a new worldwide audience.“

“It’s an honor to join the Stanley Film Festival team in its inaugural year and build a prestigious cinematic event specifically for the horror genre,” says Festival Director Jenny Bloom. “The Stanley Hotel’s history with Hollywood and real paranormal activity makes it such a natural fit for an annual celebration of film.”The Stanley Film Festival is a unique destination Festival, as all events – both screenings and receptions – will take place throughout The Stanley Hotel. Packages to attend the Stanley Film Festival are on sale and include lodging at the Stanley Hotel. Pass levels include the Thriller ($400), Paranormal ($217) and Slasher ($80) and are available at www.stanleyfilmfest.com.

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  1 comment for “Indie HORROR film fest announced for the STANLEY HOTEL

  1. February 10, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    The Stanley Hotel has long been one of the most talked about hotels in the country. Besides being set in picturesque Estes Park, a northern Colorado town filled with all the kitschy shops you can dream of, it inspired Stephen King to write his classic novel “The Shining,” and in fact served as the location for much of its composition. Within The Stanley Hotel now lies a mini-shrine to the film, which plays on a continuous loop on one of the channels on every television. Naturally, its connection to one of the most seminal films in horror history, along with its imposing nature, make The Stanley Hotel the perfect place for a horror film festival.

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