IFC Midnight has unveiled the first trailer for Room 237, arriving simultaneously in theaters and on VOD formats (Cable VOD, iTunes, Sundance Now, Amazon Streaming, XBOX and more) March 29. Director Rodney Ascher's documentary explores the phenomena of The Shining's cult following, more than 30 years after the Stanley Kubrick classic was released in theaters. Take a look at the first footage from this upcoming documentary, which showcases the bizarre conspiracies that have surfaced about The Shining's "hidden messages."
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.
Best of the Web
Power Rangers Set Photos Show Alternate Rita Repulsa Costume
Elizabeth Banks is seen wearing a much different look in new photos from the Vancouver set of Lionsgate's Power Rangers.
Civil War Black Panther Clip, IMAX Preview & New Viral Video
The Avengers get a shout-out from the Commander-in-Chief himself in a new viral video from Captain America: Civil War, along with 2 new posters.
Another Walking Dead Season 7 Death Accidentally Revealed?
A PR for another TV show hints that one more Alexandria resident may not make it very far in The Walking Dead Season 7.
Marvel's The Punisher Netflix Series Is Happening
Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle in Marvel and Netflix's The Punisher, though no premiere date is set.
Star Wars 8 Director Shares New Set Photos, Shoot Halfway Done
Rian Johnson shares new photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII, revealing he's halfway through principal photography.
The Dark Tower Lands Vikings Star Katheryn Winnick
Vikings star Katheryn Winnick and Michael Barbieri have joined the cast of The Dark Tower, which is currently in production.