It’s fairly well-known that Stephen King did not appreciate Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining. Cinephiles might love the movie, but for King it strayed too far from the original material he wrote. When Mike Flanagan set out to adapt King’s sequel, Doctor Sleep, he clearly wanted to see if he could marry these two legend’s versions. And that he did. His film is a love letter to both King’s work and to one of the most famous horror films in history.

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