Stephen King’s ‘masterful’ movie now on Netflix is called mesmerizing
Netflix viewers are praising Stephen King’s “mesmerizing” film which just dropped on the streaming platform.
While there’s plenty on Netflix to quench your horror/thriller thirst, King seems to be the reigning champ.
And it’s easy to see why, with the success of recent adaptations of his work like Gerald’s game, In the tall grassand 1922 you could easily spend a day wrapped up in some pretty disturbing stories.
Now another King movie has dropped on Netflix and fans can’t get enough of it.
Doctor Sleepthe sequel to the famous King’s the brilliant, was originally published as a horror novel in 2013, then adapted into the 2019 film that viewers call “hypnotizing.”
The film follows Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) as he tries to come to terms with his traumatic past – his past being that his father was Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), from The brilliant.
You know the “Here comes Johnny!” dude? Yes, it’s his father.
The 2019 film has only just hit the streaming platform and has already made it to number one in the UK’s Best Movies chart.
While the sequel had some pretty big shoes to fill, fans seem thrilled with the adaptation after watching, taking to Twitter to comment on the film.
One user wrote: “[…]the sheer violence of what happens in this film masterfully paired with the psychological implications… wow. I still think about that movie every day and a shiver runs down my spine.”
Another simply says:doctor sleep this is fucking ELITE @StephenKing.”
While another shared stills from the movie and said, “Mike Flanagan’s DOCTOR SLEEP is fucking mesmerizing.”
Still, it’s not just fans on Twitter who love the film, with Doctor Sleep scoring a respectable 78% on Rotten Tomatoes’ tomatometer, as well as an 89% Audience Score.
Reviewers on the site weighed in their praise, with one noting the seamless interlacing of the brilliant and Doctor Sleepalthough they have different directors.
“With a Kubrick-like attention to detail, Flanagan plays with images and themes we remember, but always with different results,” one wrote.
Meanwhile, another added: “A body of work that benefits from hindsight and reflection – unexpected pleasures for a horror movie, which must be why they feel so welcome.”
You can broadcast Doctor Sleep on Netflix now.