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Most gingerbread houses don't feature an elevator bursting with blood or a maniac peering through a chopped hole in the door. But these and many more features are right at home in a new gingerbread recreation of the Overlook Hotel from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.

Created by filmmakers Aaron and Austin Keeling (who recently co-wrote and directed The House on Pine Street), the gingerbread version of the Overlook Hotel boasts meticulous details aplenty, with five interior rooms (one of them Room 237) housing reenactments of memorable scenes from the the film, including Jack Torrance's "Here's Johnny!" bathroom scene, the "come play with us" twins, the elevator's blood wave, and more.

The Shining gingerbread house is comprised of a wide range of tasty treats throughout its nearly four-foot-long frame. Melted jolly ranchers make up the windows, icing adorns the walls, and a quinoa and powdered sugar rooftop looks down upon a Rice Krispies-constructed hedge maze.

The many ingredients, coherent design, and excellent execution make this one of the most unique tributes to Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's beloved novel. To see for yourself, take a visual tour of this amazing gingerbread hotel via the photos below (courtesy of agkeeling on Imgur).

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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