Room 237

Genre:  Documentary, Horror
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: May 10, 2013 (limited)
DVD: October 8, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.57
based on 20 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Scatman Crothers, Keir Dullea


When Stanley Kubrick's The Shining was released in 1980, it changed the way horror movies were made and introduced viewers to iconic images still parodied in popular culture to this day.

This film uses five different points of view to explore various theories about the hidden meanings within The Shining, including voice-overs, animation and reenactments.

Director: Rodney Ascher
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Tim Kirk
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  • 5 stars "Fascinating doc about the supposed hidden meanings and symbolism in Kubrick's horror masterpiece illuminates the depths cinema can reach (for both the filmmaker and the viewer)"
  • 2 stars "The Shining is a great horror movie so lets leave it at that. There are no hidden meanings and this dissection is just someones attempt to do a bit of money spinning."
  • 2 stars "There are no hidden meanings in The Shining. Its a great horror film so lets leave it at that."