Later this month, movie lovers will gather at Oregon's Timberline Lodge—the hotel used for exterior shots in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining—to celebrate the horror genre for the first-ever Overlook Film Festival. We at Daily Dead are very excited to be attending the event April 27th–30th, and we've been provided with two pairs of party passes to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • (1) pair of VIP Party Passes giving access to the Welcome, Centerpiece, and Closing night festivities.(They do not include passes to film screenings or lodging.)

(1) Runner-Up Winner will receive:

  • (1) pair of Single Night Party Passes giving access to the choice of one party. (Welcome, Centerpiece, or Closing night parties and do not include passes to film screenings or lodging.)

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

2. Twitter: Follow us on Twitter and look for opportunities to "Retweet to Win" over the next two weeks:

3. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to with the subject “The Overlook Film Festival Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am EST on April 16th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. This contest does not include travel or lodging expenses. Only one entry per entry method, per household will be accepted.


The Overlook Film Festival has two options to choose from for those interested in attending the celluloid celebration:

"All-Access Pass ($350) Priority Admission for one (1) to: All Regular Festival Screenings; Priority Entrance, Opening Night Film + Party, Closing Night Film + Party, Centerpiece Film + Party, All Panels and Live Shows; Hospitality Lounge

Priority Registration Available for Immersive Horror Game, Trivia, and other activities that require advance sign-ups

Film & Panel Pass ($175) Priority Admission for one (1) to: All Regular Festival Screenings & Panels
Does not include admission to Opening Night Film + Party, Closing Night Film + Party, Centerpiece Film + Party, Hospitality Lounge, special events, or other live shows

The party passes we will give to you are not available for sale, and will include access to the after-hours parties only. These happen on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Overlook. They do not include passes to film screenings or lodging.

Our film line-up and full list of programing will be announced in the next week. (It's going to be wild!)"

To learn more, visit The Overlook Film Festival online, and check out the official details below:

"The Overlook Film Festival, a four-day celebration at horror’s most iconic hotel The Timberline Lodge – the hotel used as the exterior setting of the infamous Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece THE SHINING - will kickoff for the first time from April 27 through April 30, 2017. The festivity is expected to showcase experiential events, exciting work in new and classic horror cinema, and interactive activities where attendees can be fully immersed in the diverse world of the genre space. Located just one hour east of Portland, Oregon, The Overlook Film Festival will attract genre fans and cinephiles from all over the world along with major press and industry members who are excited for this unique experience.

The annual four-day celebration is created by veteran festival organizers Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim, both sharing a passion and a vision for providing a rare experience for fans to not just watch the latest work from emerging genre filmmakers but to also connect with each other in order to foster a creative and engaging community. The duo plan to bring their signature events to the festival, including a full weekend long immersive game from interactive company Bottleneck Immersive and an original live version of radio play “Tales From Beyond The Pale” by Glass Eye Pix.

Genre fans and festival attendees can start purchasing packages and passes now through

Film Submissions are now open until February 3rd, 2017. For more information, please visit

Twitter: @TheOverlookFest
Instagram: @OverLookFilmFest