“Doctor Sleep,” the long-awaited sequel to Stephen King‘s “The Shining” will be released on Sept. 24, but the book’s publisher has already released a teaser trailer for the thriller.
It looks creepy. Obviously.
First published in 1977, “The Shining” remains one of King’s most famous and popular novels. The 1980 film adaptation from Stanley Kubrick (starring an unforgettable Jack Nicholson) continues to regularly top lists of the most beloved and influential horror films. This new novel, “Doctor Sleep,” takes a look at the later life of one of the story’s only survivors, little Danny.
Publisher Simon & Schuster released the following plot description for the upcoming novel:
“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.”