Stephen King is an iconic author for his disturbing, super-scary novels that have been transformed into some of the most iconic horror films of all time, one of them being The Shining.
Spoiler-alert, I’m a scaredy-cat. As a child, I was traumatized by The Exorcist, Children in the Corn, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the film that this post is dedicated to; The Shining. As a little girl, whenever I would hear the twins talking I would close my eyes, cover my ears with all of my might, and try to escape seeing and hearing The Shining in my presence. Only a few years ago did I finally muster the nerve to watch the film all the way through–I only covered my eyes once which was an achievement–and when the movie was finished I was proud to say I finally finished the movie.
Yesterday the bestselling Stephen King-novel-turned-sequel-to-The Shining, Doctor Sleep, revealed its first teaser trailer. Before you see the trailer here is the film’s synopsis.
Years following the events of “The Shining”, a now-adult Dan Torrence meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
Sounds harmless enough but with Stephen King, nothing is ever that simple. Here’s the trailer.
The best thing about this trailer is that it doesn’t show much which is a promising sign. There’s plenty of scary imagery, a tantalizing hint at a truly disturbing storyline, and a few quick nostalgic flashes of one of the scariest movies of all time; The Shining.
As someone who is deathly afraid of horror films and anything to do with horror period, this trailer was definitely a bit hard to get through without covering my eyes in reactionary fear but I succeeded and when the teaser I was mildly impressed.
Will this be a good movie? As with all horror films, I have to wait and see. Horror movies these days market themselves in the same fashion. Flashes of scary images, a haunting story about something otherworldly, and a slight tease of something truly evil. And yet, Stephen King is the master of suspense and scary films. If anyone’s going to make a frightening sequel that will stick in everyone’s minds for a very long while it would be him.
I’ll say this. I’m intrigued. I’m definitely intrigued. Will I watch this movie? If it’s good, maybe I’ll summon the nerve to go watch it at the movies. I don’t know. Here’s the poster.
Do you think Doctor Sleep looks good? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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