The Overlook Film Festival just announced its opening night film, the world premiere of Akiva Goldsman’s Stephanie!
In its first year, the festival is bringing 39 films (22 features and 17 short films from 16 countries) to Mt. Hood’s Timberline – the hotel used as the exterior setting of the infamous Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece The Shining, located just one hour east of Portland, Oregon.
The Opening Night Selection of the 2017 edition of The Overlook Film Festival will be the world premiere of Stephanie, a supernatural horror-thriller from director Akiva Goldsman and Blumhouse Productions. The film is written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (SiREN, Super Dark Times) and stars Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy), Anna Torv (“Fringe”), and Shree Crooks (“American Horror Story”).
“The story centers on a young girl named Stephanie (Crooks) who is abandoned by her parents, forced to survive on peanut butter and conversations with her toy turtle. When her parents return to claim their daughter, they find dark supernatural forces are wreaking havoc, with Stephanie at the center of the turmoil.“
Following the screening of Stephanie, Goldsman and Jason Blum will participate in a Q & A and unveil and then screen their favorite Paranormal Activity film.
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The Overlook Film Festival
The Overlook Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of horror that runs from April 24 – 30, 2017 at the historic Timberline Lodge located in Mt. Hood, Oregon, featured in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece THE SHINING as the location of the infamous Overlook Hotel. Presenting superior film programming with an expanded focus on experiential events, the festival showcases exciting work in new and classic horror cinema alongside the latest in interactive and live shows for a fully immersive weekend. As a summer camp for genre fans, The Overlook is a community event bringing the best of horror in all its forms to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience within an intimate and inspirational environment.