· Jul 28, 2016 at 10:25 am
I was 13-years-old when I read The Shining. After years of enjoying comic books and short stories, it was the first novel I ever read. To say its impact on me was profound is a gross understatement. Coming from a past with verbal, emotional, physical, and religious abuse, it was the first time I realized my deplorable situation was not unique – there were people in the world, writers, who empathized with my situation. People who understood that … sometimes parents go crazy and try to kill their kids.
Speaking of The Shining, this is pretty good.
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· Jul 28, 2016 at 8:59 am
However, one thing that guests couldn’t do at the hotel was recreate the heart-pounding chase through the hedge maze, à la the film’s jaw-clenching edge-of-your-seat climax. It’s not because the maze was off-limits to guests; the hotel never had one at all—until now.
For the film, the hedge maze was filmed far from Colorado, on a sound stage in England, but guests still wanted the experience. So to celebrate 20 years of hotel ownership, John W. Cullen, the Stanley’s current owner, decided to act on the old “the customer is always right” adage and build visitors a labyrinth.