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<div class="quote-block">Stephen King announced the books possibility back in 2009, but it wasnt made official until last weekend when he read an excerpt during a George Mason University awards ceremony. The sequel to <i>The Shining</i> is called <i><b>Dr. Sleep</b></i> starring psychic kiddie Danny (aka Doc) 30 years later. Now he eases the minds of dying hospice residents. Until some vampires arrive. Too bad Stanley Kubrick isnt still around. Heres the novelist reading a passage from <i>Dr Sleep</i>:</div>
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<div style="text-align:left;">The idea of psychics battling vampires has been done (see: Brian Lumleys expansive <i><a href="http://screenrant.com/fantasy-novels-tv-show-series-mcrid-120193/" target="_blank"><b><span style="color:#F9D071;">Necroscope</span></b></a></i> series) - however, listening to the passage King read, its clear that <i><b>Dr. Sleep</b></i> has some heavy Americana themes (Medicare, RV people, American roadways), possibly serving as some sort of social allegory in similar fashion to how <i>The Shining</i> examined themes like family dynamic and addiction. If thats the case, one can only speculate about the possible implications of the title (on the one hand, an obvious reference to Dannys character, but beyond that?).<br>
How do you feel about a sequel to <i>The Shining</i>? What about a possible movie sequel? Let us know in the comments - or vote in our poll below:</div>
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Wouldn't it be better if Danny went back to the hotel and more ghostie stuff happened? rather than adding vampires to the mix??
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>plainsong</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3010786"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Wouldn't it be better if Danny went back to the hotel and more ghostie stuff happened? rather than adding vampires to the mix??</div>
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this is exactly what I was thinking.....<br><br>
peace<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I really hope it doesn't turn out to be a useless sequel...<br><br>
Maybe they're not <i>actual</i> vampires but rather like soul sucking "vampire" spirits who drain humans of life so they can continue to be?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AspireToInspire</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3010816"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I really hope it doesn't turn out to be a useless sequel...<br><br>
Maybe they're not <i>actual</i> vampires but rather like soul sucking "vampire" spirits who drain humans of life so they can continue to be?</div>
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Good god I hope so because The Shining + Vampires just shouldn't be combined.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:">
 

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They already did shining vampires. It's called Twilight.
 

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The Shining is one of the very few examples of a movie being <i>better</i> than the book. (In my opinion.)<br><br>
I guess we'll have to see what happens...but I agree...vampires should not trump ghosts!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>plainsong</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3010786"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Wouldn't it be better if Danny went back to the hotel and more ghostie stuff happened? rather than adding vampires to the mix??</div>
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I believe in the book, the hotel exploded, unlike in the movie's more boring ending. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Snowcone</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3011548"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
They already did shining vampires. It's called Twilight.</div>
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lol Good one.
 
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