'Doctor Sleep' review: A duller 'Shining'

Topics Hollywood


Doctor Sleep, Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of the novel by Stephen King, catches up with Danny Torrance, who as a child was terrorized by demons and his own father at a spooky Rocky Mountain hotel.   That was in The Shining, published by King in 1977 and filmed by Stanley Kubrick in a movie released in 1980.

The new film, depending on how you look at it, is a sequel, an update, a corrective or a disaster. King was never a fan of Kubrick’s cold, meticulous gothic, which has nonetheless gathered a sturdy cult following. Flanagan,.....

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