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Mike Flanagan is Returning to the Stephen King Well With an Adaptation of Revival

Mike Flanagan is one of the most successful modern-day adapters of Stephen King, managing to turn Doctor Sleep, a pretty messy novel by any standard, into a fascinating and thoughtful consideration of The Shining and its legacy as a story and a film. So he’s doing the only natural thing and going back for more. Read More >>

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A Three-Hour Cut of Doctor Sleep is on the Way

Films fans slept on Doctor Sleep. Even with relatively positive reviews and DNA from both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick, the film has grossed barely over $70 million (£53.8 million) worldwide. Ouch. And yet, writer and director Mike Flanagan believes in it – to the point that the film’s getting an extra-long cut when it comes home. Read More >>

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The 5 Biggest Horror Trends of the Last Decade

Horror movies have long mined their frights from real-life fears, tucking social commentary into fantastical tales of slashers, body-snatchers, and other metaphorical ghouls. The past decade has seen the genre hold a mirror up to the world, with powerful results. Here are five notable horror trends since 2009. Read More >>

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Doctor Sleep’s Mike Flanagan on the Stress of Being Compared to King, Kubrick… and Ready Player One

Filmmaker Mike Flanagan was on the Warner Bros. lot to talk with producers about DC Comics superheroes. He left with a task so big, not even Superman could handle it. Read More >>

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7 Things to Remember About The Shining Before Seeing Doctor Sleep

We know. A sequel to The Shining sounds like a terrible idea. And under different circumstances, maybe it would be. But Doctor Sleep, which hits cinemas this week, comes with a stamp of approval not just from Stephen King, who wrote the original books, but the Stanley Kubrick estate, too. Both aided writer-director Mike Flanagan in being as faithful as possible. Read More >>

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Doctor Sleep Is a Worthy Invocation of The Shining’s Legacy

If remaking a classic movie is the worst idea, an unnecessary sequel is a close second. Sometimes it’s just better to leave well enough alone. And while that may be your first reaction when you think about Doctor Sleep, a sequel to both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, check that sentiment right now. Doctor Sleep may not be “necessary,” per se, but it’s highly engaging and entertaining on almost every level, and that makes it absolutely worthwhile. Read More >>

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Early Impressions Call Doctor Sleep A Worthy Successor to The Shining

Doctor Sleep, Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel novel to The Shining, has an impossibly high pedigree to live up to in the form of Kubrick’s The Shining adaptation, one of the best horror films ever made. So how did he do? Read More >>

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The Final Trailer for Doctor Sleep Is Ready to Go Back to the Overlook Hotel

“There’s a place...” One of the scariest places in fiction, a place of power and terror and one awful dad. That’s right, Doctor Sleep is gearing up to go back to the Overlook. Read More >>

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Break Out the Redrum, Ewan McGregor May Play Danny in the Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep

What happened to Danny Torrance after his father tried to kill him in The Shining? Stephen King tackled that very question in his 2013 novel Doctor Sleep — and now, Ewan McGregor is in talks to play Danny in the film version of the story. Read More >>