Doctor Sleep Earning Praise as Excellent Follow-up to The Shining

While Andy Muschietti’s IT: Chapter Two understandably was dominating the Stephen King adaptation conversation, writer/director Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House)’s Doctor Sleep is earning some rave reviews now that critics have seen the film.

Doctor Sleep catches up with Danny Torrance (played here by Ewan McGregor) some forty years after the events of The Shining, in which, in case you’ve somehow forgotten, Danny’s dad went insane and tried—very hard—to murder him with an ax. The degree of difficulty in adapting Doctor Sleep was no joke. Not only was Flanagan tasked with tackling King’s 531-page novel of the same name, but he also had to connect his film with Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 1980 adaptation The Shining, which famously took some major liberties with King’s source material.

The results, as glimpsed from the online reactions and reviews, seem to point to a fresh and frightening film. Here are some spoiler-review reactions to the film. Doctor Sleep creeps into theaters on November 8, 2019.

Photo Credit: Jessica Migli
Caption: EWAN McGREGOR as Danny Torrance in the Warner Bros. Pictures’ supernatural thriller “DOCTOR SLEEP,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jessica Migli

Featured image: Caption: ROGER DALE FLOYD as Young Danny in the Warner Bros. Pictures’ supernatural thriller “STEPHEN KING’S DOCTOR SLEEP,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


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