Jim Carrey’s Stanley Hotel Experience Connects The Shining to Dumb & Dumber

Dumb and Dumber is one of Jim Carrey’s funniest roles. But part of the film ties into the Stephen King film adaptation of The Shining.

Jim Carrey’s roles helped define comedy in the ’90s in a way that can still be felt today. While best known for his comedic roles, the actor has also dabbled in more dramatic and horror-themed roles. That said, even with his extensive resume, no one could have ever imagined that his career would be equal stupid and stupid to one of the most famous Stephen King movies, The shining.

The shining follows Jack Torrance, a writer suffering from writer’s block who gets the chance to look over the Overlook Hotel while writing his book. They take his wife and son to the remote location and stay there while a snow storm rages through. But the longer they stay, the more supernatural events begin to rock their family, and eventually Jack turns against the people he loves most. From its visuals to its performances, the film is a true classic and even takes inspiration from one of King’s own experiences while staying at the Stanley Hotel, the Overlook’s actual location.


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Called room 237 in The shiningKing and his wife stayed in room 217 of the Stanley Hotel while he was writing his next book. It has been reported that in 1911 an explosion shook the room after a maid named Mrs Wilson was lighting lanterns. While she survived, the explosion ripped the floor out from under her and landed her in the MacGregor Dining Room, breaking both of her ankles. Since then, her ghost is said to have remained, reportedly moving items and unpacking luggage. She’s also not a fan of unmarried couples sharing a bed and will chill the space between them and even pack the guy’s luggage in the morning.


The Stanley Hotel was also the location for the hotel in stupid and stupid. The film follows two friends named Harry and Lloyd as they travel across the country to deliver luggage to a woman Lloyd met while working as a limousine driver. Once in Aspen, the two lead a lavish life after discovering that the luggage contained thousands of dollars. During filming, Carrey stayed at the hotel and in room 217. However, it has been reported that he only stayed for a few hours and left, totally shocked by the events that took place inside.

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Unlike most who experience paranormal activity, Carrey has yet to talk about what he experienced while in the room. But his experience has cemented the legend and prompted even more guests to experience the room for themselves. To round out the whole experience, one fan even did a deepfake with Carrey playing Jack Torrance The shining. Ironically, the video links the films together and also turns Carrey into the next Jack, making his real-life experience even more eerie.


Ultimately, the world is filled with coincidences and moments that defy explanation. That said, there’s no denying that there is something going on in room 217 of the Stanley Hotel. Perhaps the supernatural stigma surrounding the room is also what brought King, the hotel, and Carrey together at three different times. Whatever the truth may be, it adds to the excitement fans get when they expose the inexplicable.

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