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Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep” cover revealed…

Stephen King has a new book coming out later this year in Sept., and it’s the sequel to “The Shining”. The cover jacket artwork has been revealed. Check it out, here. I’m pretty stoked for this book, and can’t wait for it come out. I’m glad he’s finally getting back into horror ’cause he’s been staying away from that genre for years. The plot of the story, sounds like it’s horror to me!

Who’s the girl on the front cover? According to the synopsis of the book, it’s a character named, Abra Stone, who Danny Torrance must save from the True Knot. The True Knot, is a name of a group of travelers who travel across the country, feeding off of children. Of course, Danny, who is now a middle aged man keeps getting haunted by his father’s past at the Overlook Hotel.

You can expect plenty of Jack Torrance flashbacks in the book for sure. Hopefully!

Will they make this book into a movie to follow up Stanley Kubrick’s movie? Wouldn’t surprise me. I’m feeling this book is going to be King’s biggest seller in a long time, so Stephenie Meyer and J.K Rowling, should take note and watch out. It’s the Shining, and it’s a horror novel. It’s going to get everyone stoked for this novel, so expect a lot of over hype too.


The Brock’s Horror Film Pick #28: The Shining (Kubrick/Nicholson version)

A top horror film list is not complete when you don’t put the “The Shining”, in there. I’ve always loved the original “Shining”, movie. Such a classic. It is Nicholson’s best role other than “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. A great movie to watch on Halloween with the whole family. A lot of people are going to get bored at the start of the movie with that 3 minute long opening credits sequence with the boring music, but they put that in there for a reason. The opening credits sequence is just an introduction, leading you up to the Overlook Hotel as the family travels there on the road. This is the movie that Stephen King even hated himself, but the movie still gets a lot of praise and respect by a lot of fans to this day. It is one of most watched movies around Halloween season. This has always been a great flick.


Thought: Is “The Shining” prequel a good idea? I would say so, yes!

Reports are saying that Warner Bros. are quietly moving forward with an idea of doing a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s movie, “The Shining”, that starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. It would focus on the events before the original story where Jack, Wendy and Danny Torrance stayed at the Overlook Hotel so Jack can write his novel, later Jack was turned into a madman.

Stephen King announced earlier this year, that he is writing a sequel to “The Shining”, where it would focus on the story of Danny Torrance, the son, as a full grown man. Could there be “The Shining” movie trilogy, on the way? Looks it. If Warner Bros. is serious on a prequel, first they need to get written permission from King obviously. They need to buy the rights off him. I’m sure King would want it to happen ’cause it seems that he wants all of his novels to get turned into movies these days.

Maybe King will write the script for the prequel? Who knows. Anything is possible. There is so much more you can tell with “The Shining” story. As long as they get King involved in the prequel film, somehow, I’ll be all for it.

It’ll be interesting to see how the Overlook Hotel turned out to be. How it became haunted and all that stuff. As long as they make it different and original story, and won’t be a rehash of the original, where a different family goes to the Overlook, I’m all for it. There shouldn’t be a Jack Nicholson cameo for the prequel ’cause he’ll be too old for the role, by now, I’m sure the Jack Torrance name could be brought up in the prequel a few times though.

WB’s could make it good if they make it scary, and keep it in the horror genre. I’m looking forward to hearing King’s thoughts on the prequel to, “The Shining”. He’ll probably respond sooner or later. It seems that King responds through Entertainment Weekly, every time a remake is in the works of his films. A Shining trilogy could be interesting.


Report: Stephen King announced he is writing a sequel to “The Shining”, it is titled, “Dr. Sleep”…

Well finally, Stephen King is returning to horror! He has been staying away from the genre for a long while, writing other things. While, Stephen King has just finished and published a new book, “11/22/63”, which is set to hit stores, November 8th, Stephen just announced he is writing a sequel to, “The Shining”, which was first published way back in, 1977.

Stephen actually announced the news for the sequel way back in 2009, while on a promotional tour for, “Under the Dome”. The name of the sequel of the Shining is titled, “Dr. Sleep”, announced onĀ King’s official website.

Danny Torrance was 5 years old in the original, in the sequel, he is now 40 years old and terminally ill in a hospital. It takes place years later after the events of the first novel. The website says that the story will be about a travelling group of vampires called, The Tribe.

Interesting. So glad he’s coming back to horror, the genre that’s he is best at. Danny’s father, Jack Torrance can’t come back because he was killed by the Overlook at the end of the first novel…but considering that there are vampires in the sequel, could Jack come back as a vampire? LOL, just a thought. Stephen King is always coming up with crazy ideas so you never know.

Hhheeeerreeee’sssss JOHNNY! Sorry, had to do it.