• Malcolm

    ★★ Watched by Malcolm 26 Mar, 2015

    It's on Netflix so its worth a look. If you enjoyed The Shining try out the first few minutes to see if it's your cup o' tea.


  • John Winters

    ★½ Watched by John Winters 26 Mar, 2015

    Very amateur, and beyond obsessive. Obsessive to the point of being uninteresting. I know that, time after time, Kubrick was very methodical in his craft but the makers of this documentary were even worse.


  • lndncitygirltv

    ★★★ Watched by lndncitygirltv 19 Mar, 2015

    Interesting doc. around the multiple interpretations of The Shining and a discussion around the layers Kubrick introduced into the film. Some are believable but some, like the argument that The Shining is Kubrick's confession he faked the moon landings seem a bit far fetched. Some of the commentators seem a bit unhinged especially when you consider one lady took the time to map out the entire Overlook hotel which feels a bit unnecessary - we get it, hallways and windows spring up from no where but do we need an entire blueprint of this fake hotel?


  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★½ Watched by Adrian Zachow 26 Mar, 2015

    No talking heads, just voices and footage of various Kubrick films, but definitely some tantalizing interpretations of the various levels of subtext of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" are put forth in this documentary by fans of the film, with some ideas even sounding outlandish at first until their believers start to explain them in more detail. All said and done, one is still left wondering if it's really a case of overactive imaginations creating sense for random details, or whether Kubrick was encoding other messages altogether into his work. Since he's gone, trying to figure it out is all part of the fun, though.


  • arseblog

    ★★★ Added by arseblog

    This is a film about crazy people who see things in The Shining that they want to see.

    Basically Stanley Kubrick made a film about a man who goes mad and a little chap who has some psychic power, but the crazy people think it's an allegory for the rape of the native Americans; how Kubrick faked the moon landings; why a letter tray symbolises a penis and loads of other mental shite.

    Essentially, it makes you realise that filmmakers…


  • Alberto del Rio Medina

    ★★★ Watched by Alberto del Rio Medina 24 Mar, 2015

    La obsesión de la gente por las cosas, películas o lecturas biblicas.
    Ahora, el más ridículo es el wey que dice lo del apollo, pero bueno, cada loco como con su tema.


  • Thebitterguy

    ★★★★ Watched by Thebitterguy 13 Mar, 2015

    Wow. That was just... Wow. It's like having a half dozen and a half subway conspiracy theorists bring out charts & explain their pet theories to you.

    My favourite is the moon landing, but it was all good.


  • Brandon Bryson

    ★★½ Watched by Brandon Bryson 04 Apr, 2013

    “There Ain’t Nothin’ In Room 237”

    It seems appropriate to start this review with a line of dialogue from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, the film dissected in this documentary. The quote comes from character Richard Hallorann and it is both unique and fitting as a direct link to contents of the film: “Nothin’. There ain’t nothin’ in Room 237. But you ain’t got no business goin’ in there anyway. So stay out. You understand? Stay out.” In a way, the…


  • TaqueroSatanico

    ★★★½ Watched by TaqueroSatanico 21 Mar, 2015

    Los documentales son ficciones. Las teorías de conspiración también son ficciones. Da igual quiénes son los entrevistados o si lo que nos dicen de The Shining de Kubrick es cierto o no. El uso de imágenes de archivo con estos testimonios resulta hipnótico e inexplicablemente escalofriante por momentos.

    Rodney Ascher es un gran director de terror. ¿O estoy sobre interpretando? Espero entonces ser entrevistado para su siguiente película.


  • Connor Adkins

    Watched by Connor Adkins 21 Mar, 2015



  • Charles Johnson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Charles Johnson 19 Mar, 2015

    Really interesting doc, even if some of the theories involved are, quite frankly, ridiculous. Even so, it'll have you thinking about a lot of different things the next time you watch The Shining.

    Seeing bits of The Shining played going forward and in reverse at the same time are cool. This sort of experimental cinema really interests me.


  • fdash

    ★★½ Added by fdash

    Pointless Kubrick conspiracy theories and over analysis ends up shadowing some substantial research.