I finally saw Doctor Sleep today, after putting it off last weekend to see Jojo Rabbit instead. I kind of didn't want to go because the running time is so off-putting, but I'm really glad I did. I thought it was great! Much better than It: Chapter 2. I haven't read the book, but I'd imagine my issues with the film are directly from the book. I'm way more drawn to the Overlook and it's haunted history than the psychic kids route King chose to take. Still, I like and appreciate that King doesn't cater to audience expectations. As for what's on the screen, I think Flanagan did a terrific job. Rebecca Ferguson is definitely a standout, I found her both elegant and frightening. Jocelin Donahue and Alex Essoe are both in the cast, as well as previous Flanagan players Bruce Greenwood and Jacob Tremblay (kid, where are your parents!?!). Having just watched Arrow's The Prey blu-ray, the actor who plays the killer (who is interviewed on the disc and you may recognize from Twin Peaks) is also here. Patience is definitely required, and if you come wanting a 2.5 hour version of the Ready Player One scene, you will be disappointed. The Overlook is used here as a pay-off. It builds really well, and there are the emotional scenes we expect from Flanagan throughout (the old man and the cat got me good). A bulk of the movie is basically The Fury lite. I will say that Before I Wake is still my favorite Flanagan movie. Still, as far as a 40 year belated sequel to a beloved horror classic goes, this was pretty damn good. Very engaging movie. I do have a question for those who read the book: Spoiler This movie does the thing from both King's novel The Shining and Mick Garris's miniseries where they forget to dump the boiler, resulting in the hotel exploding. Considering there is no Overlook hotel left for the novel Doctor Sleep, how does it factor into the novel? I assume it must have a drastically different finale.