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Doctor Sleep Film Review & Why It's Disappointing!

Find out why I thought Doctor Sleep, the sequel to the Shining film, was disappointing! #DoctorSleep #TheShining #StephenKing I loved the first film. The twins are great. Jack Torrance is great. What's not to adore? I was ridiculously optimistic for the follow-up movie. Oh how misguided I was! Like me, did you see the trailer and rush to gush over the full movie? I'd love to know your review and rating! Scroll down to find out more, or head to Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, or Wikipedia!


Directed by Mike Flanagan

Produced by Trevor Macy, Jon Berg

Screenplay written by Mike Flanagan

Based on Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Music by The Newton Brothers

Cinematography: Michael Fimognari

Edited by Mike Flanagan

Production Companies: Intrepid Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

Release date: October 31, 2019 (Europe), November 8, 2019 (United States)

Running time: 152 minutes

Budget: $45–55 million

Box office: $71.8 million

Plot from Wikipedia: "The film, which also serves as a sequel to the film adaptation of The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is set several decades after the events of the original and combines elements of the 1977 novel as well. [...] It stars Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance, a man with psychic abilities who struggles with childhood trauma."

Cast and Characters:

Ewan McGregor Dan Torrance

Roger Dale Floyd Young Danny Torrance

Rebecca Ferguson Rose the Hat, head of the True Knot

Kyliegh Curran Abra Stone

Dakota Hickman Young Abra Stone

Cliff Curtis Billy Freeman

Carl Lumbly Dick Hallorann

Zahn McClarnon Crow Daddy

Emily Alyn Lind Snakebite Andi

Bruce Greenwood Dr John Dalton

Jocelin Donahue Lucy Stone, Abra's mother

Alex Essoe Wendy Torrance, Dan's mother

Zackary Momoh Dave Stone, Abra's father

Jacob Tremblay Bradley Trevor

Henry Thomas the Bartender

Carel Struycken Grandpa Flick

Robert Longstreet Barry the Chunk

Catherine Parker Silent Sarey

Met Clark Short Eddie

Selena Anduze Apron Annie

Sadie and KK Heim the Grady sisters

The film will be released on DVD and blu-ray. Is this going into your horror collection?

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