How many throwbacks can you count?
It was the sequel that no one asked for. Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a fave of many horror lovers, even if the original novel’s author Stephen King hated it. However it didn’t stop Stephen King from returning to the bloodline with a story about little Danny Torrance all grown up.
In the new movie, Danny, or is it Dan now, comes to terms with what happened in his childhood. The first trailer shows an astounding number of throwbacks to Kubrick’s movie.
Will this be a new classic? Who knows? The first trailer at least has me interested. I’m not hopeful that a movie coming out of the current state of Hollywood will hit classic status. But let’s hope this return to The Shining is at least as good as what we saw in Ready Player One
Doctor Sleep stars Ewen McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, and Kyliegh Curran and will see release November 8th.