FILM: Room 237: Being an inquiry into The Shining in 9 parts (15)

A sparkling new digital transfer of the extended 144-minute cut of Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece, The Shining, screens across the UK and Ireland for the very first time this Halloween ahead of a nationwide release on November 2.

To whet our appetites, Rodney Ascher’s artfully composed documentary provides a forum for five fans and scholars to expound their theories on the film’s continuity errors and subliminal imagery, spinning fantastical conspiracies including one runaway train of thought that posits a connection to the Apollo moon landings.

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Ascher keeps his contributors off screen and constructs each narrative thread with a mosaic of Kubrick’s work spliced with other films, illustrations and digital trickery.

The director’s method is the perfect accompaniment to their madness.

Released: October 26 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 96 mins