Doctor Sleep: ‘The Shining’ sequel no one saw coming but horror needed

Try not to scream when the ghosts of your past reach out to you (Photo: Warner Brothers Pictures)

Warner Brothers Studios are seemingly on a roll with Doctor Sleep, as horror fans are psyched for the upcoming sequel to the cult classic The Shining.

After the second and final trailer was brilliantly teased on Sunday, the Stephen King best-seller is set for a haunting return to the Overlook Hotel this November.

‘Hereeeeeee’s Danny!’ BUZZ approves of this nod to the horrifying axe scene in the 1980 Stanley Kubrik classic The Shining (Photo: Warner Brothers Pictures)

“The world is a hungry place, a dangerous place,”

— Danny Torrance in a monologue during the final trailer for Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep masterfully continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after the terrifying experiences of The Shining.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Danny Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. 

Depressed and despondent, Dan Torrance wanders in life just seeking peace, but the horrors of the Overlook still scars him 40 years later (Photo: Warner Brothers Studios)

Danny is caught off-guard after encountering Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” 

Abra, recognising that Dan shares her power, seeks him out, hoping he can be of help against Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot.

“Well, hi there! I haven’t felt power like that… IN. SO. Long,”

— Rose the Hat in Doctor Sleep.
Rose the Hat hides her murderous intent behind a disarming smile (Photo: Warner Brothers Studios)

The True Knot, a deranged cult, mercilessly hunt and feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

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

Directed by Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep and its two trailers have not hinted on a return for Jack Nicholson and his iconic portrayal of ‘Jack Torrance’, but speculation runs wild on the internet of a surprise cameo.

Check out the trailer below:

BUZZ fam, what do you think of this Shining sequel? Do you think Doctor Sleep will live up to the hype? Sound off in the comments section!!