Summer might be just rolling in, but for many of us it’s just the final stretch of time to pass before fall and the Halloween season returns to us once again.
While we wait, dreaming of falling leaves and scary flicks on a chilly night, Universal has revealed that Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining will be a part of their Halloween Horror Nights festivities this year.
More on the news and a brief announcement video can be found below.
Here’s what Universal had to say about the announcement on their blog:
When bringing iconic horror films to life at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, a common question we find ourselves asking is, “How the heck are we going to turn this movie into a haunted house?” But, hey—we’re always up for a challenge.
This year is no different. We’re bringing you The Shining.
There are so many intense and creepy moments packed in the whole film. So we held hands, took a deep breath, and entered the Overlook Hotel.
I just finished looking at some of the house designs and am thrilled by the story we’re telling. It will be the warped psychological thriller you know and love with our own Halloween Horror Nights twist.
We cast the Overlook Hotel as the aggressor and view it as if you have the “shining.” Our goal is to have you constantly doing a double take and give you that, “Did I just see that?” feeling.
After watching this movie for the first time I remember saying, “I would never go into room 237.” So, of course, that’s where we’re going to take you: all the places you shouldn’t go.
You’ll come face-to-face with the murderous, ghostly entities around every corner. And of course, the best part will be trying to escape the sharpened edge of an axe.
I can’t wait for you all to see what’s in store for you with The Shining and this year’s event. You won’t want to miss it, so make sure to grab your tickets now.
Should be a good time for anyone who gets to go.
And wouldn’t you know it, today just so happens to be the same day The Shining was released in theaters 37 years ago. Happiest anniversary wishes to one of the great cinematic nightmare-makers from we the Geeks of Doom.
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horror classic, and now Halloween Horror Nights 2017 invites you to THE OVERLOOK HOTEL. Within its walls, you’ll relive some of the scariest moments ever caught on film. Face the tormented Grady Twins. Experience Danny Torrance’s blood soaked premonitions. And it’s “all work and no play” as an axe-wielding Jack Torrance pursues you through a snow covered hedge maze. This legendary masterpiece is now the most terrifying haunted experience imaginable. This is “The Shining”.