Film Preview: Doctor Sleep (2019)

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(June 23, 2019) Original
(September 15, 2019) New Trailer (#2)
(October 27, 2019) Added Image Gallery
(November 3, 2019) New Posters (#2-#5)

Release Date:

November 8, 2019


From IMDb: “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.”

Poster Rating: C / C+ / D / C / C

Review: (#1) Being familiar with the origin is good. Writing everything, including the title and release window in reverse is good. Having little else to look at is very bad.

(#2) Taking us back to the hallways of the Overlook, this design is satisfactory, but overwhelmingly vacant. (#3) There’s too little going on here. Yes, it might hearken back to The Shining, but it does so quite poorly. (#4) This design is a bit creepy in its content, but there isn’t much else available. (#5) Another mildly creepy design that doesn’t have a lot going on and thereby doesn’t feel that exciting.

Trailer Rating: B- / B-

Review: (#1) The regular touches on the original The Shining make the film feel like a part of that universe without quite selling itself as standing apart or at least giving the audience a new story worth exploring.

(#2) Fans of The Shining will have even more interest in this trailer as it digs deeper into the premise at play in the film. However, the tone of the trailer is inconsistent and goes for the cheap horrors than the profound contemplation.

Oscar Prospects:


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