This tale of a troubled man hired to care for a remote mountain resort over the winter, his loyal wife, and their uniquely gifted son slowly but steadily unfolds as secrets from the Overlook Hotel's past are revealed, and the hotel itself attempts to claim the very souls of the Torrence family.
The novel was adapted into a 1980 feature film of the same name directed by Stanley Kubrick. Although King himself remains disappointed with the adaptation, having criticized its handling of the book's themes and of Wendy's character, it is regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made. The novel was also adapted to a television mini-series, which premiered in 1997. Stephen King wrote and closely monitored the making of the series to ensure it followed the novel's narrative, however it did not receive good reviews.
If you want another spooky, haunted house novel that'll keep you up at night, try these suggestions.
Both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But this house, which sits between lake and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple. As Julie and James try to settle into their home and their relationship, the house and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings.
The story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a haunting. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers - and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
A house that defies all the laws of physics. The documentary film The Navidson Record explore a seemingly endless, totally dark, and constantly changing labyrinth in the house becomes an examination of truth, perception, and darkness itself.
When twentysomething A., the European relative of the Wells family, inherits a beautiful yet eerie estate set deep in the woods of Point Bless, Virginia, it comes as a surprise to everyone - including A. himself. After all, he never knew he had a 'second cousin, twice removed' in America, much less that his eccentric relative had recently committed suicide by jumping out of the third-floor bedroom window - at the same age and in the same way as his father had before him.
When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation. They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. But their new life isn't all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property.