Well it feeds a bit too much off nostalgia for my liking with its repeating of much imagery from The Shining, but many seem to be excited by the new Doctor Sleep trailer that broke the other day, so I’m probably in the minority here.
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.
Mike Flanagan writes and directs, while Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe, Kyliegh Curran, Bruce Greenwood and Alyn Lind star.
Doctor Sleep is in cimemas on 31st October 2019.