Doctor Sleep

The Story

Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of the “shine.” Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a cult whose members try to feed off the shine of innocents to become immortal.

The Good

The fact that they’ve adapted this book to be a sequel to Stanly Kubrick’s The Shining was a great move. Ewan McGregor is great as the grown up and troubled Danny Torrance. Rebecca Ferguson is captivating as Rose The Hat. The build up to the story of Danny returning to the hotel is great and when they arrive there, you get some great scenes. The acting by all of the cast is superb and so is the cinematography is too.

The Bad

I can’t fault this movie to much, don’t expect it to be as good as The Shining. The Shining is a masterpiece and sequels are very rarely as good as the first movie. It’s a little different from the book as it’s more of a sequel to Stanly Kubrick’s The Shining.

The Verdict

If you go into this with an open mind, you’ll enjoy this. It’s a good movie, full of suspense and drama, it’s not your typical gory jump scare horror movie which makes it all the better. It’s my favourite horror movie of the year and I recommend it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of five stars.

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