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'Masterful' Stephen King Movie Now On Netflix Being Called Hypnotising

Shola Lee

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'Masterful' Stephen King Movie Now On Netflix Being Called Hypnotising

Netflix viewers are praising the 'hypnotising' Stephen King movie that's just dropped on the streaming platform.


While there's plenty on Netflix to quench your horror/thriller thirst, King seems to be the reigning champ.

And it's easy to see why, with the success of recent adaptations of his work like Gerald's GameIn The Tall Grass, and 1922 you could easily spend a day wrapped up in some pretty unsettling stories.

Now, another King film has dropped on Netflix and fans can't get enough.

Ewan McGregor stars in the creepy adaptation. Credit: Warner Bros.
Ewan McGregor stars in the creepy adaptation. Credit: Warner Bros.

Doctor Sleep, the sequel to King's acclaimed The Shining, was initially released as a horror novel in 2013, and later adapted into the 2019 film viewers are calling 'hypnotising'.

The film follows Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) as he tries to overcome his traumatic past - his past being that his dad was Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), from The Shining.

You know the "Here's Johnny!" guy? Yep, that's his dad.

The 2019 film has barely just hit the streaming platform and has already ranked number one in the top film chart in the UK.

While the sequel had some pretty big shoes to fill, fans seem thrilled with the adaptation after watching, taking to Twitter to comment on the film.

One user wrote: "[...]the sheer violence of what goes on in that film masterfully paired with the psychological implications... wow. I still think about that film every day and a shiver goes down my spine."

Another simply put: "Doctor sleep is f***ing ELITE @StephenKing."

While one other shared stills from the film and said: "Mike Flanagan's DOCTOR SLEEP is f***ing hypnotizing."

Still, it's not just fans on Twitter that are loving the film, with Doctor Sleep scoring a respectable 78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer, along with an 89 percent audience score.

Critics on the site weighed in with their praise, with one noting the seamless intertwinement of The Shining and Doctor Sleep, despite them having different directors.

"With Kubrick-like attention to detail, Flanagan plays with images and themes we remember, but always with different outcomes," wrote one.

Meanwhile, another added: "A body of work that benefits from hindsight and reflection - unexpected pleasures for a horror movie, which must be why they feel so welcome."

You can stream Doctor Sleep on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Netflix, Stephen King, TV and Film, Celebrity, News

Shola Lee
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