Awesomely Chilling First Trailer for THE SHINING Sequel DOCTOR SLEEP!
The Shining is one of my favorite horror stories of all time. I loved Stephen King’s book, I loved Stanley Kubrick’s movie, and King has since written a sequel called Doctor Sleep and that has now been adapted into a movie thanks to director Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House).
The first trailer for Doctor Sleep has arrived, and it looks better than what I had imagined! This movie looks incredible and the trailer actually gave me the chills of excitement. One of the awesome things this trailer shows us is the connection of the story to Kubrick’s The Shining. If you are a fan of this story, you are going to love this trailer!
The film continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. It stars Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, and newcomer Kyliegh Curran. This is the synopsis that was shared:
Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
McGregor takes on the role of Dan Torrance, Ferguson plays Rose the Hat, and Curran, in her major feature film debut, as Abra. The ensemble cast also includes Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, and Cliff Curtis.
Doctor Sleep is slated for release on November 8, 2019, and I can’t wait!