Overall Rank: 873
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 29
Theatrical Release Date: 11/08/2019
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/04/2020
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mike Flanagan
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Zahn McClarnon, Kyliegh Curran, Jacob Tremblay, Bruce Greenwood
Plot: It has been decades since the events of The Shining and Danny Torrence, now a middle-aged man, is trying to cope both with his father's legacy of alcoholism and his own gift, which he uses at a small town in Massachusetts, helping the elderly pass on as Doctor Sleep. But when he discovers a young girl with the most powerful Shine he has experienced, he must face both his past and the present when she comes under the gaze of The True Knot, a group that feeds on the Shine to sustain themselves. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/05/2020
Mike Flanagan walks a tight line between adapting Stephen King's sequel (one of the few he's written) and the iconic Stanley Kubric film (which King has never hidden his disdain for). While I felt the movie did drag at points, the casting was spot on and, overall, got things right. Kudos for Jacob Tremblay's small yet terrifying role and for one helluva finale.
Rod - wrote on 04/02/2020
It's weird that this film reminds me of The Haunting of Hill House more than The Shining. I sense Mike Flanagan's tentativeness in this one. The film could not decide whether to be subtle or deliberate in referencing the 1980 film. I feel like its obsession to make everything be visually represented especially on portraying The True Knot was critical because, at some point, its surrealistic images reminded me of Inception which is far from what could be more effective depiction of a haunted mind that could not be explained and barely "photographable". Overall, it was a decent watch. I just wished Flanagan created a straight up adaptation of the novel without being bothered by the 1980 film.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/12/2019
Mike Flanagan has some of the biggest balls in the horror industry. I mean just look at his filmography so far.
He took one of the worst horror movies in recent memory ‘Ouija’ and said: “yeah, I wanna make a sequel to that”, with ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ and somehow made it less terrible. How about ‘Haunting of Hill House’ where he’s going to direct every episode of a television series that has to weave two narratives together at once over ten episodes...and again he somehow made it work. And now this guy is gonna make a sequel to one of the most revered horror movies of all time with ‘Doctor Sleep’...the son of b**ch did it again!
I think Flanagan deserves more credit as a director rather than people bitching that his movies …
chris - wrote on 11/06/2019
okay so first off i must say that i really enjoyed this movie and thought it was a very good time the story moved right along and got better as it went along its simply frightening and the puzzle peices fit so well there are terrifying characters and an extremly dark plot so if you dont like evil happening to kids i say skip this one the villan is one of the most sinester characters ive ever seen in my life so evil and soulless dont know if that is good or bad but it sure made me like it even more as much as i hated the character i was on the edge of my seat for sure non stop thrills
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