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Stephen King slams Room 237 and The Shining - again

Stephen King is not a fan of Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING, I think any horror hound worth their weight knows this. And even though most of us are fans of that movie, and of course King's terrific book, it's always interesting (and kind of fun) to hear the author explain his revulsion to Kubrick's adaptation. And King's indeed at it again, this time in the...

Room 237 director Rodney Ascher preparing demonic documentary The Nightmare

Content has just announced that cult director Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237) will direct THE NIGHTMARE , a disturbing investigation into the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by Ascher's own unsettling experiences with the condition. Here's a bit of WebMD's article about sleep paralysis: "Have you ever felt like you were awake but unable to...

Unusual Shining documentary Room 237 hits Blu-ray in September

IFC will release the thoroughly entertaining (not to mention odd) ROOM 237 on September 27th. I urge you to check it out if you haven't already, it's something special. In 1980, Stanley Kubrick, who had earlier created landmarks in the genres of black comedy (Dr. Strangelove) and science fiction (2001: A Space Odyssey), released his masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining. Over 30...

Shining prequel, The Overlook Hotel, inhabited by Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara

THE SHINING is so hot right now. ROOM 237 , a fascinating look at Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film adaptation of Stephen King's novel, is available right now on VOD, and King himself has recently penned a sequel to his book, DR. SLEEP , which is coming out this fall. Add to that a prequel film in development at Warner Bros., which we last told you about in July of last year , is now...

AITH Podcast: Reviews of Evil Dead, Antiviral, Room 237, and The Dead Zone revisted!

LISTEN TO THE AITH PODCAST NOW! Blood Bullets & Broads: The AITH Podcast kicks the show off without any f*ckin' around with Ammon's take on the 2013 version of EVIL DEAD (4:26). After yet another EVIL DEAD discussion, we switch focus to David Cronenberg's THE DEAD ZONE and fife over the film in every way possible...

Yet another Room 237 poster arrives, peers into Stanley Kubrick's brain

Rodney Ascher's ROOM 237 , which explores various intriguing theories about the true meaning of Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING, just came out via VOD and in limited theaters, and anyone looking to dig further into the classic horror film would serve themselves well to check it out. We've seen a handful of posters for the documentary these past few months (check out our exclusive from...

Is Room 237 gibberish? Stanley Kubrick's assistant thinks so

ROOM 237 is a fascinating documentary focusing on several different theories regarding Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING. (Read our positive review right HERE .) Some are more believable than others (is the movie a metaphor for Kubrick's supposed involvement in faking the Apollo moon landing?!), but they're all quite intriguing. If nothing else, ROOM 237 will forever change the way you...

Exclusive: Alternate Room 237 poster is a brain-buster

This Friday sees the release of Rodney Ascher's ROOM 237 , a provacative look at the theories surrounding the potential hidden meanings and coded messages behind Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror masterpiece THE SHINING, and today we have an exclusive look at the alternate poster for the mesmerizing documentary. After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to...

New Room 237 poster zeroes in on conspiracy

We're only a little more than a week away from the theatrical, VOD and digital download release date of Rodney Ascher's conspiracy theory-filled documentary ROOM 237 about the deconstruction of Stanley Kubrick's classic horror film THE SHINING, and today we have a new one-sheet for you to check out below which zeroes in on a particular theory tied to the Calumet Baking Powder cans our...

Unlock the secrets of Room 237 with this new poster

If you are a regular reader of this site (and why wouldn't you be?) then you've no doubt caught a few stories on  ROOM 237 , Rodney Ascher's documentary about THE SHINING (you can check out the latest trailer for the doc HERE ). Our own Jake Dee dug it (see his review HERE ), but I found myself at the opposite end of the spectrum, bored by the halfway point and suffering through...

Review: Room 237 (directed by Rodney Ascher)

PLOT: Five avid fans, from various walks of life, lend their interpretations of the potential hidden meanings and coded messages found in Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror masterpiece THE SHINING. REVIEW: Like most of his work, when released in 1980, Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING was not well received (see the Razzie awards that year). In fact, one of the most vocal denouncers of the...

New trailer for Shining documentary Room 237 is bloody good

They've really nailed it with this simple trailer for ROOM 237, Rodney Ascher's documentary about THE SHINING. A clear homage to the Stanley Kubrick horror classic, you must stick with it until the end. The doc has been a festival hit, having played at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Fantastic Fest, and many others. If you're looking for a conventional peek at the making of the movie,...
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