Wednesday, March 13, 2013

'The Shining' doc 'Room 237' gets release date

Back in October, we reported on Room 237, a new documentary shining light on the Stanley Kubrick's 1980 cult horror classic film based on Stephen King’s novel The Shining.

Well the film not only now has a release date, but also a new poster thanks to an exclusive from Entertainment Weekly.

Directed by first-timer Rodney Ascher, the article sums up Room 237 as showcasing "the theories of five obsessive Shining fans as to what Kubrick really intended with his Stephen King adaptation and features footage from both that snowy chiller and many others."

It opens March 29 in theaters, but you can also catch it on Video OnDemand (VOD), and SundanceNOW.

The name of the movie stems from the most haunted room of the hotel in the film, but of course, paranormal fans also know that the Overlook Hotel -- the haunted and alive hotel where the Torrance family is tormented -- was based on The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo., and has a landmark for ghost hunts.

Check out the latest trailer:

-Larissa Mrykalo