Thursday, April 04, 2013

Tower Block in Colorado

Tower Block will be screening at the Stanley Film Festival in Colorado next month. The festival runs from 2nd-5th May, and takes place in the Stanley Hotel - the hotel that inspired the Overlook Hotel...

Needless to say, as a die hard Kubrick nerd, and a rabid Stephen King nerd, I am very, VERY excited about this.

And yes, I know The Shining wasn't filmed there. It inspired the book. But the connection is there. It's still very, very cool. And Tower Block even has a room 237 (it's Kurtis' flat).

The festival website is here (you'll be able to buy tickets and passes from April 8th), and there's a writeup about the festival here on Dread Central. It's a very nicely designed site, and the Tower Block page looks great (check out the Futura). Tower Block screens at 5.15pm on Saturday 4th May - Star Wars Day, if you like.

There are lots of other cool movies showing too, it looks like it'll be a fun event. So if you're in the area, or can get there, check it out.

Oh, and watch out for the ghosts. Yeah, the Stanley Hotel is haunted. Bring a torch.