Home Entertainment Release: Dr Sleep – 4 Stars
Credit: Warner Bros
A perfect homage and balance is struck between the two worlds of Stephen King’s book and Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic vision by director Mike Flanagan. Doctor Sleep does the book proud whilst keeping the visual style and eeriness of The Shining in-tact, making this a near perfect companion piece to the 1980 original. Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) is now grown up and is still struggling with the demons of his past. He befriends a young girl named Abra (Kyliegh Curran) who also possesses ‘the Shining’. When she is targeted by a mysterious group of travellers led by Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson), Danny must face his fears head on – which includes revisiting The Overlook Hotel. Easily the best horror of the year, this is a must-see movie with Rebecca Ferguson on truly captivating form.