Years following the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance 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.
Mike Flanagan Writers:
Stephen King (based on the novel by), Mike Flanagan (screenplay) Stars:
Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, Carel Struycken | On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s
Danny Torrance is a middle-aged man drifting though America in order to shed his fathers alcoholism, which passed down to him in order to forget the events of The Shining. After landing into a small Massachusetts town and with the aid of a cat, he becomes Doctor Sleep. After meeting a young girl with the most powerful shining Dannys ever seen, he must now face the demons of his past and the demons of the present in order to save her from a horrifying evil known as The True Knot.