One of the most well-regarded horror films of all time - and definitely one of the scariest - Stanley Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's 1977 novel The Shining still looms large in the genre.

When King published a long-coveted sequel in 2013, the prospect of a cinematic follow-up to The Shining suddenly became a real possibility. But there was one significant wrinkle: King himself is famously not a fan of what Kubrick did with his book. King's follow-up, titled Doctor Sleep, was quite understandably a sequel to the novel of The Shining, not the movie.

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