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  • Writer's pictureEve Volungeviciute

How to Write a Good Horror Film Sequel: Discussing Mike Flanagan's 'Doctor Sleep'

Updated: May 7, 2020

When I went into the cinema to see this film, I didn't know what to expect. The Shining is one of my favourite horror flicks of all time, despite Stephen King's distaste for it, and combined with my set opinion that most horror sequels shouldn't even bother trying, I guess I didn't have high hopes. However, it's safe to say that my expectations were knocked off their pedestal as Doctor Sleep proved to be a new-found example on how to write a good horror sequel. Now, let's look into a few of my thoughts as to why that's the case.

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