The Room and the Horrors of Confinement, Home Ownership, and Child-rearing

The film taps into a several relevant anxieties, including confinement, male control over the reproductive process, home ownership, and the challenges of child rearing. These same anxieties are relevant in countless other horror films, perhaps most notably The Amityville Horror, but The Room’s basic premise offers a unique twist on some well-trodden ground.

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