Trailer for 'The Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep' drops and it looks utterly terrifying
There's no doubt that the Shining, even decades after its original release, remains one of the scariest movies of all time. Stanley Kubrick managed to take Stephen King's bestselling horror novel, and craft the source material into one of the most chilling and iconic films, instantly propelling the Overlook hotel, with its snowy hedge maze and hideous carpets, into the popular imagination.
However, over the years, many people wondered just how Wendy and Danny Torrence managed to cope, after surviving Jack's murderous rampage. Indeed, Stephen King himself was so intrigued that he wrote a sequel novel, Doctor Sleep, which explores Danny's life as a psychic adult who also struggles with alcoholism.
Check out the trailer for Doctor Sleep below:
Now the trailer has dropped for the movie adaptation of King's book, which is to be helmed by the creator of the hit Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill House, and suffice to say, it looks totally awesome.
The enigmatic trailer contains many visual and symbolic nods to Kubrick's movie, as well as many references to the original text (which the movie deviated from in many ways) including Danny staring through a hole in the door (much like Jack Nicholson), the appearance of the word "redrum", and the woman from the bathtub in room 217.
Doctor Sleep tells the story of Danny Torrence, who is still traumatised by the events of his youth and coping with addiction. Working as a hospital porter, he uses his psychic 'shining' powers to ease the pain of terminally ill patients, but when he meets a young girl who possesses the same gifts as himself, he is forced to protect her from a cabal of vampiric beings known only as 'The True Knot.'
The movie has been written and directed by Mike Flanagan and stars Ewan McGregor stars as Danny Torrance, as well as Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, and Cliff Curtis.