Horror movie

The best superhero horror movie

Mike Flanagan’s sequel to “The Shining” could be disappointing, especially given the success of the original film. Although “Doctor Sleep” is based on the Stephen King novel, Flanagan also combines it with aspects of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” – although the latter is famous for having deeply disappointed King because he did not follow the source material. Flanagan strikes a delicate balance where he respects the two works of art and merges them, but what makes “Doctor Sleep” such a great superhero movie is Danny Torrance.

Ewan McGregor plays the recovering adult Danny. According to The Guardian, King wrote “Doctor Sleep” after getting sober, and that is reflected in the topic. Dan struggles with the mistakes of his past that he made because of alcohol. He is aware that his actions are starting to mirror those of his father, but he is given a second chance when he meets Abra Stone (Kyliegh Curran). Like him, Abra “shines”. Her powerful abilities are so powerful that they attract a group of psychic vampires who intend to feed on her. What they call “the vapor” (psychic energy released by killing shiny children) revitalizes them so they can live forever. Eventually Dan realizes that he will have to step in and redeem himself.