Ice Nine Kills has released an acoustic EP called Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel. The release was recorded as part of a fan event at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, which was the hotel that inspired Stephen King‘s ‘The Shining‘. A video for “Enjoy Your Slay” can be seen below.
The hotel was also used later in 1997 as the filming location for the TV adaptation of the book. The band spoke on the experience and the decision to release the EP with frontman Spencer Charnas saying:
“We decided to release this EP now to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘The Shining‘, one of the most influential horror movies of all time. As a life-long horror fan, I was thrilled when we were able to enlist the help of Stanley Kubrick‘s grandson, Sam to provide guest vocals on the original version of our track, ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘ and we were equally thrilled when The Stanley Hotel invited us to play in their infamous ballroom for this special, intimate, sold-out fan event.
The biggest highlight for me was getting to see the real Room 237 (217 in the book), the setting for one of the most terrifying scenes in ‘The Shining‘. We got some intel from an employee who told us that whilst shooting ‘Dumb and Dumber‘, which also features The Stanley Hotel, Jim Carey had insisted on staying in room 217 but got so freaked out on the first night, he had leave the room.
We’d like to thank 107.9 KBPI for helping to make this show a possibility and all the Colorado Psychos that came out to make this intimate, unplugged show so special.”
The EP’s tracklisting runs as follows:
01 – “Savage”
02 – “Thank God It’s Friday”
03 – “A Grave Mistake”
04 – “Love Bites”
05 – “Enjoy Your Slay”