Trailer Posted For Stephen King’s ‘Shining’ Sequel

And we’ve got to say it looks very creepy.  Read on for the details.

A teaser trailer has been released for Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to his classic 1977 novel “The Shining.”

With the exception of his “Dark Tower” tales, Doctor Sleep marks the first time that King has written a sequel to a previous work. And what a previous work to follow up: “The Shining” is not only one of his most popular books, but is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror novels of all time, with Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation also regarded as one of the best of the genre.
Here is the publisher’s description of the plot of “Doctor Sleep,” which sounds like one of the creepiest things King has written in a long time:
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 spunky 12-year-old 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 soul and survival.
As longtime King fans, we can’t wait to get our hands on this one. Watch the trailer below and tell us what you think.  Will this be a hit or miss?

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