Doctor Sleep

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"Return to the Overlook."
  • R
  • 2019
  • 2 hr 31 min
  • 7.3  (217,327)
  • 59

Doctor Sleep is a 2019 horror film directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, and Kyliegh Curran. The movie is a sequel to the 1980 classic horror film, The Shining, which was directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the book by Stephen King. The story of Doctor Sleep takes place several decades after the events of The Shining and follows the life of Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), who is now an adult and struggling with his past traumas. Danny has suppressed his psychic abilities, which he calls "the shining," and copes with his past by drinking heavily and moving from place to place.

After hitting rock bottom, Danny decides to settle in a small town and get sober. There, he meets a young girl named Abra (Kyliegh Curran) who also has the shining. Abra is being hunted by a group of psychic vampires known as the True Knot, led by Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson).

The True Knot feeds on the shining of children, and they see Abra as a valuable source of food. Danny becomes Abra's protector and mentor, and together, they must fight the True Knot and protect Abra from their clutches.

As the story unfolds, Danny is forced to confront his past traumas and embrace his shining in order to help Abra defeat the True Knot. The movie also features flashbacks to Danny's childhood, including scenes from The Shining, which add an extra layer of nostalgia and horror to the film.

Doctor Sleep is a visually stunning film with beautiful cinematography and a haunting score by composer The Newton Brothers. The movie is a perfect blend of horror and drama, and it explores themes of trauma, addiction, and the power of the mind.

The performances in the movie are outstanding, especially Ewan McGregor, who gives a nuanced and emotional performance as Danny Torrance. Rebecca Ferguson is also brilliant as the antagonist, Rose the Hat, bringing a menacing presence to the screen.

Overall, Doctor Sleep is a must-see for fans of The Shining and horror movies in general. The film pays homage to the original while also creating a unique and captivating story that stands on its own. So, if you are looking for a thrilling and thought-provoking horror movie, Doctor Sleep is definitely worth checking out.

Doctor Sleep is a 2019 horror movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 31 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 59.

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