Official Release Dates for ‘Would You Rather’ & ‘Room 237’

Chris Savage

Some quick release date news has come in for two upcoming flicks from IFC, and to tell you the truth I cannot wait for both of these suckers, so pens at the ready, get these dates down now.

According to B-D, Would You Rather has been set for a February 8th release date, while The Shining documentary Room 237 will be released on March 29th.

Would You Rather stars Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs and Sascha Grey. “In the wake of her parent’s death, Iris struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick, a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick’s mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly.

Room 237After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen King’s biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick’s film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years since the film’s release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film’s secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic.


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      1. Chuckie Snyder via Facebook January 25, 2013 at 7:27 am

        I’m so excited for room 237