Shining 2: Doctor Sleep

Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and Bruce Greenwood star in the The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, based on the novel by Stephen King. Danny Torrance (McGregor) remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child.

movie posterRelease Date: January 24, 2020
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sequel, Adaptation
Director: Mike Flanagan
Screenwriter: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Bruce Greenwood, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Plot Summary

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.

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