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‘Doctor Sleep’ Looks More Like a Scary Thriller Than a Horror Movie

In case you don’t know the incredible significance of this story, Doctor Sleep is Stephen King’s follow-up novel to a horror classic, The Shining, and Warner Bros. has adapted that story, which focuses on a grown-up Danny Torrance, and turned it into a movie.

While the first teaser had me silent in mute horror (well, really suspense) this trailer wasn’t nearly as scary but that doesn’t take away from the trailer’s quality because it actually was pretty good.

The movie takes the story left behind by The Shining and modernizes it, adding more women, good and bad, to the equation and revisiting the mansion that made the first film so scary. This trailer was so intriguing in the fact that I actually kind of want to see this movie. And even though I know it will be scary, with plenty of jump scares along the way, I have a feeling this film could turn out to be a worthy sequel to one of the greatest horror movies of all time.

Here’s a poster for the movie.

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That’s somewhat creepy looking…

How did you feel about the trailer? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a very good day.

‘Doctor Sleep’ Looks Scary but Is It Going To Be Good?

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 ExorcistChildren 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. Continue reading ‘Doctor Sleep’ Looks Scary but Is It Going To Be Good?

My Review of ‘The Dark Tower’

Back in August when The Dark Tower was coming out whenever I saw the commercials for it I was always a little interested in this film. Especially that it was a movie adapted from a Stephen King novel with the main characters played by the extraordinary actors, Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. You would think that would be the ultimate recipe for success but unfortunately it wasn’t.

This movie is the first film I have ever watched where the dialogue scenes were light years more enjoyable than the action scenes.

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The first fourty five minutes or so of the movie I was really starting to get into the story of this film. You had the boy, Jake Chambers, who somehow could see this impending apocolypse in his dreams as well as Idris Elba’s character, the Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey’s character, I think Death was his name.

Death needed children with Jake’s special ability to create the end of the world blah-blah-blah. And so he had these minions called No-Skins to capture children and take them to his world. Of course, Jake’s mission was to prevent the world from ending with the help of the Gunslinger, the Gunslinger wanted revenge on Death for killing his father, and Death wanted to, like I said before, bring about the apocolypse.

The Dark Tower is a minimal hour and thirty-five minutes but that’s not exactly what is wrong with this movie. First, the CGI was absolutely horrendous. I mean the quality of the CGI was television show worthy. In fact, I’ve watched some old episodes of Stargate with better special effects than there were in this movie. Secondly, the music was awful. It did not elevate the film in the slightest and actually managed to make the movie worse at some points. Mainly the action scenes. Third, the storytelling got kind of sloppy towards the end of the film. Everything was predictable, the storyline became corny, and Death became an overly confident duschebag who thought he couldn’t die but he did. How ironic.

My Conclusion of the Film

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All in all, if you were wondering, like me, about this film and have been thinking about seeing it I highly advise you not to. This was a true waste of brain space and while I wish it wasn’t unfortunately it was. This movie is so bad in fact that the final action scene had me and my sister in stitches, that’s how hilariously absurd it was. Matthew McConaughey should not have taken the role in this movie. He’s too good of an actor to take part of a film this horrendous. Now he did make a frightening grim reaper. Every time he was on screen somebody was dying and that did make him scary but the ending of the film gave him no justice whatsoever.

What would I give this film? Well, is it the worst movie I’ve ever seen? Not by a long shot. Warcraft was much, much worse but this isn’t anywhere near the standard of the movies that I find enjoyable. I’d give this a 71 out of a 100 and 2.5 out of 5 stars. The only reason why the score isn’t lower is because the first half of the movie was interesting and had me engaged. It was the second half that made the movie’s decency plummet.

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed and I thank you for reading this review. Have a gorgeous day.