Doctor Sleep (2019)

What’s worse than most modern horror films? Modern horror films that try and re-create, or somehow mess with masterpieces from the past. Mike Flannigan’s Doctor Sleep could have been... See More

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What’s worse than most modern horror films? Modern horror films that try and re-create, or somehow mess with masterpieces from the past. Mike Flannigan’s Doctor Sleep could have been a complete disaster. I fully expected it to be. As Brian Tallerico says in his review of the film, Flannigan “…was tasked with making a sequel to a film that stays loyal to a book that ignores the changes made in the first movie. That ain’t easy.”

This film does what I truly thought impossible–appeases fans of both Stephen King AND Stanley Kubrick. And it does it with a totally original, stand-alone film. Hell to the yes. 

What’s worse than most modern horror films? Modern horror films that try and re-create, or somehow mess with masterpieces from the past. Mike Flannigan’s Doctor Sleep could have been a complete disaster. I fully expected it to be. As Brian Tallerico says in his review of the film, Flannigan “…was tasked with making a sequel to a film that stays loyal to a book that ignores the changes made in the first movie. That ain’t easy.”

This film does what I truly thought impossible–appeases fans of both Stephen King AND Stanley Kubrick. And it does it with a totally original, stand-alone film. Hell to the yes. 

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