How close does Room 237's trailer come to duplicating The Shining's? (video)

Watch 'em back-to-back, plus more on one of the year's best films.

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Fans of The Shining (especially those with some bat-shit theories about what the film is really about): Your day has come at last. Rodney Ascher's documentary Room 237 examines the rabid obsession that Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece has inspired in some viewers, as well as some of their—shall we say—more out-there readings of the movie's myriad of meanings. (Native American genocide? The Holocaust? NASA shenanigans?)

TONY film editor David Fear will be moderating a Q&A with Ascher and producer Tim Kirk at the Soho Apple Store tonight at 5pm. But for those who can't make it, you can check out our own Q&A with the filmmaker, as well as Joshua Rothkopf's four-star review and a slide show on five unusual facts about Kubrick.

And because we love you very, very much, we've included Room 237's ingenious takeoff on The Shining's trailer, along with the original creepy-as-hell teaser. You are the reader for this, sir. You've always been the reader for this.


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