The folks a Screen Junkies have amassed legions of followers for their snarky yet spot-on assessments of today’s biggest genre offerings in the form of “Honest Trailers”. The irony of “Honest Trailers” is that they arrive too late to give us a truly objective look at the films we spend our hard-earned dollars on… but it’s all in good fun.
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Their latest victim, er, subject is Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece, The Shining (1980). It’s the perfect time to reflect on the seminal film, as the sequel, Doctor Sleep, is holding advanced screenings tonight in advance of a nationwide release on November 8th. Give the “Honest Trailer” for The Shining a spin at the top of the article.
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Give the trailer and synopsis for Doctor Sleep a spin below.
Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of the “shine.” Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a cult whose members try to feed off the shine of innocents to become immortal.
Doctor Sleep is directed by Mike Flanagan and stars Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, and Carel Struycken.
What do you think of the “Honest Trailer” for The Shining? Are you excited to check out Doctor Sleep? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.