Rodney Ascher’s stunning in-depth documentary on Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining, Room 237, is heading to US cinemas on 29th March. The film arrived in UK cinemas on 26th October last year to some truly phenomenal reviews, and those that missed it will get the chance to own the DVD or Blu-ray when it is released here on March 11th.
In the build up to the films US release, a chilling new trailer has been release which borrows from one of the most creepy and iconic scenes from the classic horror. The brilliant trailer is embedded below.
In ROOM 237, we hear from people who believed they have decoded the far-reaching theories, hidden symbols and messages buried in the late director’s film. Carefully examining THE SHINING forwards and backwards, ROOM 237 is equal parts captivating, provocative and pure pleasure. A must see for movie buffs of all ages. Directed by Rodney Ascher.
In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film, THE SHINING. Over 30 years later, viewers are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Loved and hated by equal numbers, the film is considered a genre standard by many loyalists, while other viewers dismiss it as the lazy result of a legendary director working far below his talent level. In between these two poles, however, live the theories of ardent fans who are convinced they have decoded THE SHINING’s secret messages regarding genocide, government conspiracy, and the nightmare that we call history. Ascher’s ROOM 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with the fans and scholars who espouse these theories. Ideas of five devotees of the film with wildly different ideas about its true meaning are braided together in a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of the horror classic.