“Doctor Sleep” is the continuation of Danny Torrance’s story 40 years after the terrifying events of Stephen King’s The Shining. Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before-at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
Despite being a sequel to the famous “Shining” movie, you donated need to see the first one in order to enjoy “Doctor Sleep”. It was entertaining, funny and scary at times. Some jump scares and throwbacks to the famous sequel made it even better. Although, if you’re into extreme horror movies with blood and gore, this might not be for you. It is a typical King though: complete mindfuck with the right scares and the right time. Can definitely recommend.