Are you brace enough to watch Doctor Sleep? It’s a horror movie, due in theaters this fall, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. It is a sequel to The Shining.

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Remember little Danny Torrance, the wee lad who raced his tricycle down a hotel corridor in The Shining? Well, Dan is all grown up now and played by Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin in Christopher Robin, Obi-wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Lumiere in the live action Beauty and the Beast). He needs to protect Abra, a young girl with paranormal abilities.


The movie, directed and edited by scriptwriter Mike Flanagan, boasts a strong cast. Flanagan also directed the horror film Oculus, and Ghosts of Hamilton Street.

Rebecca Ferguson (Morgana in The Kid Who Would Be King, Ilsa Faust in the Mission: Impossible franchise) plays Rose the Hat. Abra Stone is played by Kyliegh Curran making her feature film debut; she previously played Young Nala in the Broadway adaptation of The Lion King. Carl Lumby (John Parker in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Dr. Miles Hawkins in M.A.N.T.I.S..) takes over the role originally played by Scatman Crothers in The Shining, Dick Halloran. Alex Essoe (Amy in Red Island, Lindsey in Midnighters) plays Wendy Torrance, Dan’s mother, a role which originally belonged to Shelley Duvall.

Doctor Sleep will be released in the United States and Canada November 8, 2019. It will debut in theaters in other countries October 30.

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Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as short stories in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, “Supernatural Colorado”, “Barbarian Crowns”, “Cat Tails””Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.

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