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Return of Redrum: Warner drops trailer for 'Shining' sequel

Return of Redrum: Warner drops trailer for 'Shining' sequel

Nearly 40 years on from "The Shining", the blood-soaked corridors of the Overlook Hotel are still the stuff of nightmares for generations of horror fans.

It's been almost 40 years since Stephen King's chilling tale of isolation, haunting and madness hit the big screen with the Stanley Kubrick-directed masterpiece The Shining.

"That was utterly terrifying", Flanagan said about seeking King's blessing, calling it the "most nerve-wracking" moment of his career. There's the scary twin girls, the blood in the elevator, and that iconic carpet.

You could be forgiven for missing the fact a Shining sequel was even in the works, so let us get you up to date on it before you watch the trailer.

"Doctor Sleep", is based off King's 2013 book and follows a now-adult Danny (Ewan McGregor) as he struggles with both internal demons and an evil force that's targeting young children.

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"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", according to the official synopsis.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose.

And while 2019's adaptation of Doctor Sleep is directed by Mike Flanagan [Kubrick died in 1999] the film is set "in the same cinematic universe" as the original, with flashbacks to The Overlook Hotel featuring in it.

As a result, Danny is forced to call upon his own powers and face the ghosts of the past.

While we'll never change our mind that making a sequel to Kubrick's film is a fool's errand, the layers and levels that movie operates on are truly insane, we're still happy to accept this on its own terms. There is no version of the world where I am trying not to acknowledge one of the greatest films ever made.


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