Directed by Mike Flanagan. With Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis. Years following the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
As i mentioned in my review of ‘The Shining’, I had no clue that the original story was supernatural in nature, so seeing the trailers of ‘Doctor Sleep’ really confused me and prompted some soul searching on google to see what I was missing.
I’m happy with the direction that Mike Flanagan ultimately took the film, there was plenty of room to make this a gimmicky sequel, but there was never a time that I felt like anyone was elbowing me in the ribs to show me that this was, in fact, a sequel to a very popular movie.