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Here's Johnny....again...
You wait years for a follow-up to The Shining (1980) then two come along at once.
 
The Grady Twins, proving that its somehow possible to be axed to death but still be in one piece...
 
Horror maestro Stephen King has recently announced that he's about to start work on a sequel to his original masterpiece The Shining. Tentatively titled Doctor Sleep, part two will follow Jack Torrance's son Danny forty year after the events of the Overlook. Danny now works at a hopsice, using his powers to help the terminally ill move safely into the afterlife. Meeting up with a twelve year old girl who also has the ability to "shine", Danny has to help the youngster fight off a group of travelling paranormal murderers (in the form of elderly, polyester wearing, RV driving, retired folk) who prowl the highways of America looking for the souls of those that can "shine" to feed on.

Not to be outdone in the Shining expansion stakes, Warner Brothers have announced that the wheels for a Shining prequel have started to turn. The writer and producers involved with Black Swan (2011), Shutter Island (2010) and Zodiac (2007) have been lined up to get things moving. No more information has been released yet, but one assumes the Overlook doors will be thrown open again. Considering the scares of the original stemmed mostly from the hotel's shadowy past you have to ask whether a movie that digs into the Overlook's mysteries would stand as the most unwanted and unnecessary prequel ever made.
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