Wait?? Where Was The Shining Filmed?

By | October 1, 2018

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Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood; Mount Hood National Forest, Cascade Mountains, Oregon. (Photo by: Greg Vaughn /VW PICS/UIG via Getty Images)

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 movie, The Shining, set the bar high for suspense-filled, get-in-your-head, horror flicks. That’s probably because the film was based on a 1977 Stephen King novel…and Stephen King is the king when it comes to scaring us witless. It could also be because of the stellar cast of The Shining…Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Scatman Crothers. But most likely, it was the remote and desolate setting of The Shining that made us get the chills. While most people are familiar with the flick, there remains quite a bit of confusion about where The Shining was filmed. We are here to clear up the debate. 

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First, a Reminder About The Shining

In The Shining, a frustrated writer, Jack Torrance, takes on the job of being the winter caretaker at the Overlook Hotel, located in a remote spot in the Rocky Mountains. With him are his wife, Wendy, and son, Danny, as well as a few remaining hotel workers. There, Jack’s mental health rapidly deteriorates, partly due to the isolation and partly because of the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel.