Steven King’s novel Doctor Sleep is adapted by director Mike Flanagan as a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980s cult classic The Shining.
40 years on, Danny Torrance’s story continues.
Haunted by his traumatic childhood in the Overlook Hotel, Dan (Ewan McGregor) finally finds some stability in a New Hampshire town where he uses his remnant ‘shining’ power for good. Meanwhile, The True Knot are still hunting down children with ‘shining’ powers to induce their own immortality with the seductive, but merciless, Rose the Hat in control and on the prowl for new victims.
When Dan meets the courageous young Abra, who carries great power of her own, they form an unlikely alliance to embrace the full power of the shine and confront the fears and ghosts that have plagued Dan since his childhood.
Mike Flanagan / USA/UK 2019 / Digital / 15 – Contains strong bloody violence, gore, horror, threat, language.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran, Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay.