Check into Room 237!

Hey Ghouls! I recently sent an astral projection far across the vast network of the internet searching for any scrap of esoteric ephemera that could pass the long nights in the crypt (o.k. I Googled “horror documentaries”). Regardless of the methods employed, I stumbled upon a new release coming from IFC that sounds equal parts off the wall and vastly entertaining entitled Room 237.

Bull$@#% or Not!

Bull$@#% or Not!


The film appears to explore the parallels between Kubrick’s masterpiece The Shining with everything from the Apollo moon landing to geometry to minotaurs!

Whether or not the theories espoused in the film carry any real weight, I for one can’t wait to spend an afternoon with this film once it releases on September 27th as it seems to explore some truly unique and bizarre territory!

Daniel XIII

Daniel XIII: equally at home at a seance as he is behind the keyboard. Raised on a steady diet of Son of Satan comics, Kaiju flicks and Count Chocula comes the proprietor of The House of Thirteen Doors. What arcane knowledge lurks behind the preternatural eyes of the Ouija Board Kid?

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7 thoughts on “Check into Room 237!

  1. Yes, it’s the 24th not the 27th. I’ve already pre-ordered mine on Amazon for a pretty nice price, $7.96. Can’t wait to see this, heard a lot of great things!

  2. Chris Ayers says:

    Sorry to say that I saw this back in April. I’m a huge fan of everything Kubrick, especially “The Shining,” but this doc was painfully boring. That price sounds just right, though, for what you’re getting. Be warned!

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    I saw Room 237 at a local moviehouse a few weeks back and it’s a great examination of the many (many) theories surrounding the works of the Master of Cinema.

    If you walk into this with an appetite for the esoteric, you will get a full, nourishing plate.
    And for dessert, there are hours of additional material online on the subject.

    Given that Kubrick was a smart, meticulous composer of images, it’s hard to argue there’s not more than meets the eye in The Shining and his other work.

    Ya gotta let us know what you think of Room 237 once you’ve seen it, Daniel.

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