REDRUM is back. In the first trailer for Doctor Sleep, Ewan McGregor plays an adult Danny Torrance, The young boy with extraordinary abilities in Stephen King’s novel The Shining; ¬†We find Danny battling a drinking problem amidst what appears to be the resurgence of his psychic powers.

Many years later, Danny still sees visions of some of the paranormal terrors he experienced in the haunted Overlook Hotel. Just in case we have forgotten or to make doubly sure we get the connection between the two stories, the trailer shows flashes of the old woman in the bathtub of room 237, the terrifying Grady twins in the hallway and, of course, the blood tidal wave flowing from the elevator.

Dr. Sleep follows the grown-up Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) as he tries to live with the blessing and curse of Shining. Danny meets a young girl (Kyleigh Curran) with the Shining and resolves to protect her from a cult known as the True Knot (possibly led by Rebecca Ferguson) which preys on kids with powers like hers. The trailer shows us that Danny is still talking to ghosts wherever he goes, though he also heads back to where it all started: the Overlook Hotel.

Doctor Sleep hits theaters on Nov. 8.

 

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By Craig Suide

A genuine (OCD) enthusiast of Sci-FI and fantasy. Addicted to stories. a life-long fan of movies, TV, and pop culture in general. Purchased first comic book at age five, and never stopped. Began reading a lot early on, and discovered ancient mythology, and began reading science fiction around the same time. Made first attempts at writing genre fiction around age 12 Freelance writer for Sci-Fi Nerd (Facebook), retired professional gourmet chef. ex-musician, and illustrator

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