Room 237 DVD Review

Ever run into those people who have whacky theories about the hidden meaning of cult movies? You ain’t heard nothing yet. This documentary from novice movie director Rodney Ascher compiles a number of divergent theories from fans of Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shinning.

 

Among the theories that are exhaustively argued (and allegedly supported by close ups and stills from the movie) are claims that the film is about the slaughter of Native Americans, the Holocaust and/or American astronauts landing on the Moon. Ascher does nothing to shoot down any of these theories, each passionately maintained; rather he leaves them out there to become urban legend for another generation.   

Room 237 /2 DVDs/ 102 mins/MPI Home Video/2013

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