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Past horrors flood to the surface with ‘Doctor Sleep’

Past horrors flood to the surface with ‘Doctor Sleep’

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The horrors of the past rush back to the surface with plenty of full on terror in Mike Flanagan’s creepy adaptation of Doctor Sleep, the haunting sequel to The Shining.

Watch the terrifying new trailer below:

Here’s the full synopsis:

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) 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 (Kyliegh Curran) has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) 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.

Ever since I first heard that an adaptation of Doctor Sleep was in motion I was very excited as to what the result would be, and this new trailer does not disappoint. Bathed in terror and awash with the mental scarring of King’s masterpiece novel, along with the haunting reflections of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 quintessential horror film, The Shining, Doctor Sleep is going to take audiences on a terrifying mind trip.

Ewan McGregor looks particularly good as the now grown Dan Torrence, who has not been able to shake off the ghosts of the childhood trauma that he suffered at the hands of his mad father Jack and the macabre presence of The Overlook Hotel. While he’s tried to do something good with his life, the hurt of the past still hangs over him and this will lead to some very interesting places here in Doctor Sleep.

Joining McGregor in this freaky new horror watch is Rebecca Ferguson as cult leader Rose the Hat, and she has a terrifying connection both to the horrors contained in The Overlook and to Dan himself and their confrontation will lead to all kinds of chills for the audience.

Director Mike Flanagan, really appears to be in his element here and he’s crafted something that feels truly terrifying. Pulling from both King’s novel and Kubrick’s cinematic adaptation, there’s an eerie familiarity to Doctor Sleep here thanks to its many visual cues, and the film carries a sickly styled cinematic palette that only adds to the nightmarish sense of dread that is building up around us.

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Get ready for the horror to return when Doctor Sleep arrives in cinemas on November 7.