Now premiering at the Sundance Film Festival (just over the hills from where I am now, in fact): Room 237, a documentary about the hidden meanings of the film.

This is a video clip about the soundtrack to Room 237.

In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his masterpiece of modern horror, The Shining. Over 30 years later we are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Rodney Ascher’s film Room 237 is an exploration of the truths concealed in The Shining.

Kubrick’s film was scored in large part with pre existing classical recordings, but the score for Room 237 has taken as its inspiration the elegant but quirky film music that accompanied low budget horror movies in the 1970s. Composers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson utilize a combination of vintage and contemporary analogue synthesizers, as well as acoustic instruments to create an atmosphere that is at once both haunting and funky.

I wish I’d known about this, I could’ve been there to watch it. Hopefully it gets released in some fashion I can view soon.