There’s Only One Thing Stephen King Hates as Much as Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

We all know that Stephen King hates the 1980 movie adaptation of The Shining, but there’s one thing that he hates more than what Stanley Kubrick did to his novel and that’s the documentary Room 237.

The 2012 doc, which speculates on The Shining‘s hidden meanings, is one of the most fascinating examples of the strange places fandom can lead.

The Shining novel and film are both tales that work because of their deep sense of ambiguity.

Room 237, on the other hand, aims to read between every single line and “solve” its mysteries.

You can’t say the doc isn’t filled with fascinating ideas and theories, but completely buying into everything that its filmmakers put out there is a different story.

Regardless, Room 237 is here to dismantle everything that King and Kubrick aimed to leave terrifyingly vague.

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