‘Room 237′ Writes a Love Letter to ‘The Shining’ … in Blood — TRAILER

The Shining - Jack Nicholson

Beyond The Wizard of Oz‘s suicidal munchkin or Pink Floyd alignment, beyond Three Men and a Baby‘s curtain ghost, beyond the choice phrases hidden in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, there exist the conspiracy theories and urban legends attached to The Shining. More than any other movie has Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece inspired oddball (perhaps ingenius?) speculations from fans. The impassioned community has spawned conversation about the film’s story and production alike, many of which are showcased in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival debut Room 237.

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The nonfiction piece collects a mass of Shining theories, touching upon the film’s goofs, what happens when you sync up a forward play of the movie with a backward one, and how it might very well connect to the alleged moon landing. The gripping, minimalistic new trailer for Room 237 introduces the attitude it will take in approaching The Shining: dark, haunting, meticulous, and fervent. All perfectly appropriate for the source material.

Check out the new trailer below. Room 237 reaches theaters Mar. 29.

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.