The Stanley Hotel in Colorado is the hotel that inspired author Stephen King to pen his hugely successful horror novel ‘The Shining’. King spent a night at the hotel with his wife which managed to stir up some of King’s most famous and terrifying work to date. Now thanks to director Marcus J. Mosley’s latest project ‘Til Death Do Us Part’, just released over at Tugg.com, you can be in with a chance of winning a special 3 night stay for two in the notorious hotel. All ticket purchasers will be automatically entered in the “Haunted Honeymoon Getaway” drawing with the winner announced on 13 February 2015. ‘Til Death Do Us Part’, starring Paige Ball, Bill Conklin, Jamie Fritz and Benisha Dorris will arrive in theatres near you on 30 October 2014. And of course if it’s not showing in your city you can create a Tugg Event.
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“As Meg and Derrick’s wedding day approaches, Meg decides to wear her late mother’s wedding dress and suddenly, paranormal activities start to occur. As a gift to the bride, her maid-of-honor, Katie, brings cameras to document the ten days leading up to the wedding. These cameras provide ‘found footage’ as they follow the bride and groom through the ten-day period leading up to the bride and groom’s nuptials, or last rites!”
Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
– Entry requires a ticket purchase for ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ – available here: http://www.tugg.com/titles/til-death-do-us-part
– The prize is a 2 days 3 night stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado! – Airfare is not included.
– The winner will be announced Feb 13, 2015 – Friday the 13th!
– Cast and Crew MAY NOT participate in the giveaway.
The Stanley is considered one of the top most haunted hotels in the country and is in the middle of the mountains of Colorado.
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
If you see a stack of paper beside your husband’s typewriter with this typed over and over, we have some advice for you, especially if you and your husband are caretakers of a seasonal hotel in the mountains of Colorado in the dead of winter, and doubly if your husband is trolling around the lobby talking to ghosts and toting an axe. Here’s what you should do: Grab your son, set the hotel on fire and go hide in the snowy maze just outside. If you see a door that says “REDRUM,” do yourself a favor and avoid it.
This scenario is familiar to anyone who’s seen Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film “The Shining.” That movie, starring Jack Nicholson as an unraveling novelist and Overlook Hotel caretaker, is based on a book by Stephen King. The book was actually inspired by a real-life haunted hotel in northern Colorado . King bunked in room 217 of The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park , Colo. , and got the idea to pen what would become the classic horror novel. The hotel concierge claims that King and his wife dropped their bags in the room and came back 45 minutes later to find the suitcases had been unpacked and stowed in the closet. Could it simply have been an ambitious housekeeper? We’ll never know.
Supposedly, The Stanley is haunted by a variety of ghosts, including the hotel’s builder and owner, F.O. Stanley. Cleaning crews and guests have reported hearing children playing at night. A cleaning woman finished a room and stepped into the hallway. Her supervisor opened the door moments later to find it in shambles. The windows on the third floor have a tendency to go up and down by themselves. A homeless woman who froze to death in the basement of the concert hall is often seen roaming the stage, warming herself.
“The Shining” TV miniseries from 1997 was actually shot at The Stanley, but Kubrick used exteriors of the Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Ore., as his Overlook Hotel. While spending the night in the Timberline may be creepy because of its film history, it’s not known to be haunted. Staying in the real Stanley Hotel is sure to test the mettle of any paranormal thrill seeker.
For more information you can visit: http://www.stanleyhotel.com/
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