Room 237: New Trailer - Undead Monday

Posted by Grey Monday, February 11, 2013

This Undead Monday, we take another look at Room 237, the critically acclaimed documentary film on the perceived hidden meanings behind Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror epic film, The Shining. 


Back in October, we took our First Look at Room 237, the documentary directed by Rodney Ascher that provides an intriguing analysis on Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror epic film, The Shining. Having first premièred  in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and later screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to great reception, Room 237 has since gathered quite a following as well as a series of accolades for its insightful examination on how one's perception can be twisted.

With the release of a new trailer courtesy of distributor IFC Midnight, we have yet another ever-so-subtle sneak peek at the feature documentary film set to hit selected theatres and VOD on March 29. Hit the jump to check out the clip. (Do note that there are no footages from The Shinning in the trailer perhaps for some copyrights issues.)


Here's the official description of the documentary feature:

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.


NEITHER THIS FILM, NOR ANY VIEW OR OPINION EXPRESSED IN IT, NOR THE CONTEXT IN WHICH FILM FOOTAGE AND IMAGES ARE USED, IS APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY, OR IS IN ANY WAY ASSOCIATED WITH, THE KUBRICK 1981 TRUST, STANLEY KUBRICK’S FAMILY, WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC., OR ANYONE ELSE CONNECTED WITH THE MAKING OF THE MOTION PICTURE THE SHINING (“THE SHINING FILMMAKERS”). THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS DOCUMENTARY FILM ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE COMMENTATORS IN IT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF STANLEY KUBRICK OR THE SHINING FILMMAKERS.

And here's the updated alternate synopsis:

After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen King’s biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick’s film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years since the film’s release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film’s secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic.

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