A teaser trailer has finally been released for The Shining documentary Room 237. The doc is packed full of awesomely crazy conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's classic big screen adaptation of Stephen King's incredible horror novel. The teaser doesn't offer much footage, but it gives you a little insight into what this movie is about.
The theories presented are explored in nine segments, which are narrated by several different Shining fanatics while using footage from Kubrick's movie to show examples of their conclusions. Here's an excerpt from our review.
I doubt anyone could find this film boring. The sometimes-insane-but-always-entertaining theories presented are captivating, and though a majority of them sound totally bonkers, occasionally someone brings up a point that makes sense. Personally, I love hearing people's opinions about film (especially if they're wacky) because it makes me analyze the movie in a way I wouldn't have on my own. Ever heard the theory that Ferris Bueller's Day Off takes place completely in Cameron Frye's head? Readings like that - ones that make you rethink what the entire film is doing and how it works - are my favorites, and Room 237 delivers those kinds of ideas in spades.
They touch on the conspiracy theory of Kubrick shooting fake footage of the first moon landing, citing weird facts like room 237 in the film is used on purpose because the moon is 237,000 miles away.
If you're a fan of The Shining, then you need to watch this doc. It's pretty mind-blowing. Here's the synopsis:
ROOM 237 is a subjective documentary feature which explores numerous theories about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and its hidden meanings. This guided tour through the most compelling attempts to decode this endlessly fascinating film will draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out. Discover why many have been trapped in the Overlook for 30 years.
I've been wanting to see this movie again since I first saw it at Sundance. Check out the trailer, and let us know what your favorite part of The Shining is.