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|“||"Any big hotels have got scandals," he said. "Just like every big hotel has got a ghost. Why? Hell, people come and go. Sometimes one of 'em will pop off in his room, heart attack or stroke or something like that. Hotels are superstitious places. No thirteenth floor or room thirteen, no mirrors on the back of the door you come in through, stuff like that."||„|
|~ Stephen King's inspiration to create the Overlook Hotel in the novel The Shining.|
|“||The world was the Overlook Hotel, where the party never ended. Where the dead were alive forever.||„|
|~ The official description of the Overlook Hotel by Stephen King.|
|“||The Overlook was having one hell of a good time. There was a little boy to terrorize, a man and his woman to set one against the other, and if it played its cards right they could end up flitting through the Overlook's halls like insubstantial shades in a Shirley Jackson novel, whatever walked in Hill House walked alone, but you wouldn’t be alone in the Overlook, oh no, there would be plenty of company here.||„|
|~ The Overlook Hotel's malevolent personality.|
The Overlook Hotel is the main antagonist of the 1977 Stephen King horror book The Shining and its 1980 film adaptation, and the posthumous overarching antagonist of the 2013 novel sequel Doctor Sleep and the overarching antagonist of its 2019 film adaptation. It returns as a minor antagonist in the 2021 novel, Billy Summers. It is a haunted hotel that wants the Shining power of Danny Torrance.
Jack Torrance is hired to take care of the Overlook for winter with his family. Torrance's psychic son Danny feels there is something wrong with Overlook. On their first day, Danny sees a brain splattered on a wall. When they are staying, the Overlook begins showing its dark side to Danny. Overlook tries to kill Danny itself but Danny is too powerful for that. The Overlook begins using Danny's troubled father to absorb Danny. It uses ghosts and delusions to control Jack. Jack finally falls prey to the Overlook and tries to kill his own family.
Jack injures Wendy Torrance and Dick: a man came there to save Danny. Danny realizes he is the only one that can stop Overlook. He faces his father and calls him out. Jack fights with the Overlook and tells Danny he loves him. Later, the Overlook gains control, but it's too late for the Overlook because the boiler isn't checked. The boiler explodes and the Overlook dies.
Some years later when Danny is still a young boy, a ghost that escaped from Overlook comes to visit him. Dick gives Danny a box and tells him to create one in his own mind. Danny traps the ghosts in his mind.
Years later, Danny with the help of his brave niece Abra Stone uses the hungry ghosts of the now-abandoned Overlook Hotel to defeat the nomadic cult of psychic vampires known as the True Knot including their powerful leader Rose the Hat herself.
- While Overlook is still just a building, it is written as a character with wants and purposes. Because it has a purpose, it differentiates itself from other haunted locations.
- Overlook Hotel on the Evil Wiki
- Overlook Hotel on the Stephen King Wiki
- The Overlook Hotel on the Villains Fanon Wiki
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