Whenever I've taken friends to see Estes Park, I've made it a point to show them the Stanley Hotel. Scenes from one of my favorite movies (Dumb and Dumber) were shot at the hotel.
The hotel is best known for hosting horror novelist Stephen King, inspiring him to write "The Shining." King's book was eventually turned into a film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick's version, staring Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duval was filmed at another resort in Oregon; a 1997 ABC mini-series was later filmed at the Stanley Hotel.
Halloween is coming, so as we watch horror movies during the month, the next 5 days, I'm going to share with you 5 Interesting Facts About the Shining you may (or may not) have known.
Wendy Torrance (Shelly Duvall) comes across Jack's "manuscript" filled with page after page of "All Work And No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy." Stanley Kubrick hired a secratary who took weeks to type up 500 pages of the line in different styles and formats to look like a typewriter.