Director: Rodney Ascher Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2012
Starring: , Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Jay Weidner, John Fell Ryan, Juli Kearns
Room 237 is a subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining (1980).
If Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980) taught us one thing, it was not to go into Room 237. But yet, here we are, entering into a portal of conspiracy theories, intense scrutinization, and the supposed hidden meanings embedded within the horror masterpiece through the eyes of uber fans. Consider IFC’s Room 237 as a code to unlocking all the mysteries you considered along with all the things you never even noticed in The Shining and other Kubrick films. Through voice overs, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments, five obsessive film fans take us on an elaborate journey through the Outlook Hotel where we discover there is, indeed, no way out.