As many of you have already heard I had young parents, and they didn’t always make wise decisions on the movie choices for me as a kid. One of those unfortunate choices was allowing me to watch The Shining waaaay too soon. I remember not being able to brush my teeth as a five-year-old because I was scared the hallway was going to fill up with blood. And that crazy lady in room 237 was going to be standing behind me. Creepy bitch!
However, many moons later like everyone else I loves me some The Shining . And like everyone else I have joined in the debates trying to figure out what some of the seemingly random scenes actually mean. Well filmmaker Rodney Ascher gives us Room 237 to make an attempt at explaining some of those scenes.
Room 237 is a 2012 American documentary film directed by Rodney Ascher about perceived hidden meanings in Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining.
The film was screened at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and it will hit theaters March 29th. Maybe we’ll finally understand the guy in the bear suit. Seriously? Huh?
Last night one of the cable channels was playing Candyman and I actually watched it for the first time in what has to be at least a decade. Tony Todd is still a scary mofo! I remembered Candyman was the movie I saw on my first date. Awww…anyway I’m lame and an old hag. I think it’s funny that mine was a horror. Destiny, I tell ya.
What was your first date movie – horror? If so, what was it? If not what was it, so we can point and laugh. (Kidding.)
I tried my best to ignore this movie; I tried to ignore the last one, but, it keeps coming back like gum on the bottom of my Louboutin, uh Steve Madden. Anyway, Douche Feldman is back and he has dragged Jamison Newlander from obscurity to continue the bastardization of what was once a promising franchise. Lost Boys: The Thirst hits your DVD players with a thud October 12th.
There’s a rumor out there via BloodyDisgusting, by way of MovieHole that they are planning on remaking Deadly Friend in 3D. The original was the hottest ticket on HBO when I was a kid, because not only did it have a killer robot, but Mama Fratelli and she was a scary bitch. Plus there is a scene that involves a basketball that must be seen.
I’m sooo over remakes, I really struggled with having this discussion. Really how long is this going to trudge on? We finally finished doing the Asian remakes, at least as I type this. Nevertheless, here we go, 1985’s Fright Night is getting to join all the other in the remake race. According to the internet pipes out there, Lars and the Real Girl director Craig Gillespie is signing on to bring this to the silver screen.
At this point, I think the only way to make this even remotely interesting is to make Ryan Gosling the Chris Sarandon dude. But, still, guys enough with the damn remakes.