#NightTerrors: Rodney Ascher’s Sleep Paralysis Doc ‘The Nightmare’ Gets a Release Date!

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Documentarian and longtime wowlebrity Rodney Ascher (of Room 237 fame) explores the terrifying phenomena of sleep paralysis, "a condition in which people regain consciousness after being asleep but are unable to move or cry out. Typically these states are accompanied by horrifying noises and visions of something menacing in the room." I'm a bit ... See the Rest

Rodney Ascher’s Bone-Chilling “The Nightmare” Premiers at Sundance


Director Rodney Ascher's new docu-horror The Nightmare illuminates a terrifying experience known as sleep paralysis, which temporarily causes people to hallucinate. The subjects Ascher profiles share a similar vision while frozen still between slumber and consciousness: dark, spine-chilling shadow figures. Unsurprisingly, The Nightmare has already ... See the Rest

Andy and His Grandmother: New Andy Kaufman Recordings Unearthed!

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Between 1977 and 1979, the criminally arcane and much-missed late comic Andy Kaufman recorded many conversations he had with his grandmother. When recently unearthed, the tapes turned out to contain 82 hours of exactly that – Andy's conversations with his grandmother. Our former colleague here, wowlebrity Rodney Ascher (director of the doc Room ... See the Rest

The Daily Freak Show: James St. James at the June 2012 World of Wonder Cocktail Mixer

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httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb-tBOhlaDU At the monthly WOW cocktail mixer at Boardner's last week honoring the feature doc Room 237, James St. James got to chat with the filmmaker Rodney Ascher and the other fabulous party-goers. James also spoke with Room 237's executive producers Todd Hughes and P. David Ebersole (who are currently making a ... See the Rest

WOW Report Mixer for Rodney Ascher and Room 237

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The latest installment of the WOW Report's monthly mixers was convened to celebrate former World of Wonder colleague and permanent wowlebrity, filmmaker Rodney Ascher, whose Room 237, the thoroughly exhaustive documentary on Stanley Kubrick's movie The Shining was screened to much acclaim at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The party at the ... See the Rest

WOW Report Mixer! Tonight!


This month, the WOW Report celebrates World of Wonder veteran Rodney Ascher's triumphant film debut at Cannes. If you're in LA, join us for cocktails on the patio at Boardner's tonight from 7-9 PM. Be sure to RSVP to events@worldofwonder.net. SEE YOU THERE! ... See the Rest

You’re Invited to a Screening of the New Documentary Room 237


If you're in the Hollywood area this Thursday night, join WOW bloggers Stephen Saban, Michelle Visage, and I at a special screening of Rodney Ascher's new documentary Room 237 (about the nutty conspiracy theories surround The Shining) at Boardner's! RSVP to events@worldofwonder.net. Seating is limited to the first fifty people! (Read Entertainment ... See the Rest

It’s a Rave!


Entertainment Weekly rhapsodizes over Rodney Ascher's surprise hit film: "Room 237, a documentary that consists entirely of super-fans of The Shining talking about the movie’s secret themes, hidden clues, and resonant eccentricities — a veritable Kubrickian Da Vinci code of underlying networks of meaning — is an amazing experience, because it lures ... See the Rest