Universal Orlando announced via their official Halloween Horror Nights website that Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining will be getting “the haunted house (or to be more specific, hotel)” treatment at the theme park’s 27th annual Halloween scare fest.
Universal’s show director Charles Grey is naturally excited about landing the property, and stated that “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.”
Grey went on to say that “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.”
The Shining joins the already announced American Horror Story House as the second house scheduled for HHN. The Orlando Sentinel is also reporting that the original Universal Studios in California will receive a Shining house as well for their version of the popular Halloween event.
Universal Orlando is dedicating 34 nights to the event beginning on Friday, September 15 through Saturday, November 4.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more announcements about Halloween Horror Nights as they are announced.