SPOOK CENTRAL Threatens To Do For GHOSTBUSTERS What ROOM 237 Did For THE SHINING (Or Is It Just Taking The Piss?)
It is unclear at the moment whether or not Spook Central is a brilliant YouTube parody of Rodney Ascher's compulsively watchable Room 237 or a bonafide doc. I suspect the former -- the direct nods in text and structure certainly suggests so, and "Ivo Shandor" the mad architect slash Gozarian priest credited as director in a nice wink -- but I would like remain hopeful for the latter.
That the filmmakers can equate deep meaning and politics to Ghostbusters is both hilarious and brilliant. Is it a film about obesity? The politics of banning smoking? Women's control of their sexuality and bodies? Either way, it is delightfully compulsive about the populist 1984 blockbuster in a way that is endearing, particularly, since Ivan Reitman's film (unlike The Shining, is not even close to the art house sphere.)
Please let it be real, because I rather hope this sort of documentary becomes a nano-genre of sorts.
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