But here's the thing -- in order for director Rodney Ascher to fully delve into the various theories about what "The Shining" really means (everything from a subversive statement on the Holocaust to an allegory on American genocide), he had to use extensive footage from the movie. Now, he didn't officially clear it, and it's being utilized under the banner of fair use, so when it comes to the actual trailer, IFC Midnight have come up with something clever. Riffing on the original teaser trailer for Stanley Kubrick's movie, this one also goes with a text scroll (of critical praise) that eventually ends with buckets of blood. Smart.
"Room 237" opens on March 29th. Read our review here and watch below.