The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is best known for hosting horror novelist Stephen King, inspiring him to write "The Shining." As we watch horror movies in the days leading up to Halloween, I'm going to share with you 5 Interesting Facts About the Shining you may (or may not) have known.
Danny Torrance, played by Danny Lloyd, was chosen through a search of thousands of children to play the part. At six years old, he had NO acting experience.
According to IMDB, Kubrick closely guarded Lloyd during filming; Lloyd didn't know he was filming a horror film until years later. Lloyd only made one more film, and stated he wasn't interested in an acting career. He currently is a teacher of sciences in Missouri.