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What happens when iconic director Stanley Kubrick makes a film based on a novel from Stephen King, starring Jack Nicholson? You get a psychological horror film that has startled generations of moviegoers since the film was released in 1980.

Since today is Halloween, we thought we’d stir up a few scares of our own, which is why we’re taking you on a tour of the creepy Overlook Hotel, the home of the grisly, chilling events from The Shining. Join us on this frightening hotel tour…if you dare…


Need a lift? The “blood” red, art deco elevator is one of the most recognizable details from the film. Photo courtesy of Frequently Asked Questions In The Shining.


Jack Nicholson’s character, Jack Torrance, uses the hotel’s spacious lobby—with its pristine hardwood floors, high ceilings and candle chandeliers— for “work.” Photo courtesy of Only The Cinema.


The bright green, mod-inspired bathroom—where Jack has a creepy encounter with an “older woman”— seems out of place yet fitting in the Overlook Hotel. Photo courtesy of Reflections on Pop Entertainment.  


Who can forget the “tour” little Danny Torrance gives viewers, as he cruises through the hotel’s hallways on a tricycle. The striking, geometric carpet provides a sharp contrast to the stark white walls. Photo courtesy of The No-Name Movie Blog.


We’re not sure what’s more frightening: The monotone twins or the matronly blue floral wallpaper. Photo courtesy of Star Reviews.

What do you think is the scariest movie of all time?

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