Blumhouse Opens ‘The Shining’ Exhibit at Colorado Hotel

Blumhouse teams up with The Stanley hotel for an immersive horror exhibit

The well-known horror film studio, Blumhouse, recognized for hit titles such as “Get Out” and “M3GAN”, is expanding its horizons from the cinematic world to an immersive real-life experience. Collaborating with the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, Blumhouse is launching a new 10,000-plus square-foot exhibit at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, a location famously known to inspire Stephen King’s “The Shining”.

Setting Up A “Mini-Academy Museum” for Horror

The upcoming exhibit, as outlined in an article by the Denver Post, is touted to be a “mini-Academy Museum dedicated to horror”. The exhibit will feature elements drawn from Blumhouse’s extensive portfolio of work across film, television, and video games.

A Boost for Colorado’s Tourism

Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, expressed excitement for the launch of the exhibit and its potential to bring a new aspect of entertainment and exhilaration to Coloradans and international tourists alike. The presence of such an exhibit stands to strengthen the state’s economy and enhance tourism.

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A Fan’s Close Encounter With Horror

CEO of Blumhouse, Jason Blum, touched on the significance of having the exhibit at The Stanley Hotel, a sacred site for horror fans, stating “The Stanley Hotel is hallowed ground for horror fans and that makes this presence at the Stanley Film Center a natural extension for Blumhouse. Fans are going to get closer than ever before to their favourite films, though they may want to keep their distance with a few of the ‘items’ in our collection.”

The Historical Connection to The Shining

Stephen King’s renowned 1977 novel, “The Shining” revolves around a struggling writer who decides to relocate his family to an isolated hotel, taking on the role of caretaker in the winter season. Prior to writing the novel, King had a one-night stay in The Stanley Hotel in 1974, which later served as inspiration for his book. Though most of the filming for the 1980 adaptation of the book by Stanley Kubrick was done at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon, a 1997 Shining miniseries was filmed at The Stanley Hotel.

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Wrapping Up

Fans of Blumhouse and horror films, in general, can anticipate a thrilling and immersive horror experience with the onset of this exhibit at The Stanley Hotel. For more updates on this and other film-related news, be sure to visit