|Release Date||:||10/31/2019 (GB)|
|Time||:||02 Hours 32 Minutes|
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 recognising that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers.
written by MSB on 31 October 2019
If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog :) There's this misconceived idea that 'scary movies' are the ones with demons, monsters, or ghosts literally showing up in jump scare sequences, one after another, accompanied by an extremely loud sound. Granted, we're scared of what we're scared of. No debate here. However, one common complaint about this type of horror films is that they aren't 'scary enough'. I couldn't disagree more. These movies are the ones that truly get to us and stay with us for a while. If we watch a film with cyclical jump scares, we're going to... read the rest.
written by SWITCH. on 4 November 2019
‘Doctor Sleep' could go either way with ‘The Shining' fans - some will see it as a perfect follow-up, others will deem it too different (which I think is a good thing). ‘Doctor Sleep' works as both and also stands on its own; you could fill in the blanks pretty easily if you had never read or seen the original film. It's a fun supernatural horror film aided by fantastic performances by Ferguson and Curran. - Chris dos Santos Read Chris' full article... https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-doctor-sleep-heres-the-shining-stephen-king-has-been-waiting-for
written by The Movie Diorama on 16 January 2020
Doctor Sleep may not diagnose you to the land of nod, but tediously drains your shining spirit. Director Mike Flanagan had an unfathomable task. To both adapt a Stephen King novel, which is no easy achievement considering his uniquely descriptive writing style, and provide a sequel to what many describe as “the greatest horror film of all-time”. Quenching the thirst of King's avid readers and cinephiles alike. So even without divulging my own opinion on Doctor Sleep, applause must be given for just producing this feature. That, unfortunately for Flanagan, doesn't result in myself excusing speci... read the rest.
written by Matthew Brady on 27 January 2020
“Hi there” Hello there... 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... read the rest.
written by JPV852 on 18 February 2020
Partially satisfying 'sequel' (of sorts) to the Shining with good performances from Ewan McGregor and Kyliegh Curran (while Rebecca Ferguson kind of hams it up, but still was fun as a villainous). However, the movie is far too long with probably 15-20 minutes that could've gotten the axe (so to speak), and the plot was The Shining meets X-Men with some Monsters Inc thrown in for good measure. Didn't hate it at all, but not sure I have much desire to revisit, though I have to wonder what else they threw in there with the 3-hour long Director's Cut. 3.0/5
written by Kamurai on 7 August 2020
Fantastic watch, will watch again, and do recommend. I honestly wasn't excited about this one, so my expectations were low. I didn't realize it was Stephen King, let alone a sequel to 'The Shining' until I watched it. I'm also not a big fan of 'The Shining', but I haven't watched it since I learned to watch a movie critically. After hearing about 'shining' from everyone, I immediately got excited when I realize that was what this movie was all about. I've been waiting for this movie since 'Push'. This movie is honestly what 'Star Wars: Episode I' should have been. This is how you giv... read the rest.