Doctor Sleep Trailer Breakdown: 10 Things You Need To See

The Shining's sequel is loaded with things you might have missed.

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Horror fans, rejoice. The trailer for The Shining's long-awaited sequel Doctor Sleep is upon us, and it actually looks remarkably great.

Historically speaking, another filmmaker attempting to follow up a Stanley Kubrick film with a sequel has not gone very well (looking at you 2010: The Year We Make Contact). But even before the trailer, there was plenty of reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the film. Helmed by acclaimed writer/director Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House, Hush, Gerald's Game, etc.) and featuring a decidedly left-of-center - yet ludicrously talented - cast of big names, the film has a lot going for it.

And now that we've gotten our first look at the footage, things are looking even greater. But there's still tons of questions lingering over this thing. How faithful will it be to the Doctor Sleep book? Will it be a proper sequel to Kubrick's film or King's novel or an amalgamation of both? What's the deal with Redrum's return?

Let's dive in and see if we can't figure out what Flanagan may have in store for us come November...

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