I love Halloween.
October is my favorite month and it happens to have my favorite holiday in it. I love the idea of dressing up, getting scared, and eating a ton of candy.
One of my favorite books/movies is The Shining. I also LOVED Doctor Sleep but HATED the movie. Yes, I have very strong opinions on this. I will watch either movie version of The Shining at any time but I will never watch Doctor Sleep again.
Don’t get me wrong, the cast and cinematography are great but they altered the story so much. So much.
So when I had the chance to see the hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining? I went. And I took the tour. And I had an experience. The book was inspired by King’s stay at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. It’s a beautiful place and the hotel is gorgeous. You definitely need to check it out if you’re in the area.
The movie was shot in a different hotel in Oregon but The Stanley is the haunted hotel that made the book.