MIND ON DESIGN: The Shining

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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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