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For those who haven't read the novel, it's sort of the sequel to The Shining.  Stephen King said he was inspired to write the story after a fan once asked him, "Hey, whatever happened to that little kid from The Shining?"  So the main character is a grown-up Danny Torrance, who's a recovering alcoholic, still possessing the same gifts he had as a little boy.  Different setting than The Overlook, and different set of bad guys.  The book was damn good, and I'm currently on my second read.

In theaters November 8, 2019.

 

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I’m skeptical that they’ll be able to pull it off. Doctor Sleep is typical King where a lot of stuff happens in the mind, and filmmakers almost always fall flat with that kind of stuff.

I really wish they would make a movie out of Wolves of the Calla. That would be awesome.

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Seeing this Sat night, and definitely looking forward to it.

Looks like they've expanded on the novel and incorporated more stuff from the shining.

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Spent the first 30 minutes or so thoroughly confused because I didn't remember seeing anything in "The Shining" to suggest Danny nor anyone else had super human telepathic and telekinetic powers, but once it got going it all was worth it for the final half hour. 

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3 minutes ago, Junior Miller said:

Spent the first 30 minutes or so thoroughly confused because I didn't remember seeing anything in "The Shining" to suggest Danny nor anyone else had super human telepathic and telekinetic powers, but once it got going it all was worth it for the final half hour. 

Da fuq? I know it's not the book, but.... 

 

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6 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

Da fuq? I know it's not the book, but.... 

 

I remembered he had that power with ghosts and the supernatural but didn't remember it being with humans. Hadn't seen the movie in about 5 years though. Also didn't remember anything about being able to project your image over thousands of miles Skywalker style, take over control of people's bodies from such distance, or there being a whole subsect of pseudo vampires running around. 

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Saw it this afternoon after watching The Shining again this morning.  I'm not generally a fan of horror movies, but this was pretty well done.  Could have done without so much focus on the lady in the tub though.  That was one of the more horrifying moments from my childhood and I had to re-live it like 5 times in the movie.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the hotel burning down at the end how The Shining was supposed to end?  Or how it ends in the book?

 

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