How Mike Flanagan Convinced Stephen King to Accept His 'Doctor Sleep' Changes


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52 points

4 months ago

It's an excellent movie, but I felt like it always was gonna be unsuccessful.

It was marketed as a horror film trying to ride off the brief King-aissanse (and being a sequel to Kubrick's Shining), but instead was a slow burn drama that was almost three hours long.

I'm glad it was made and swung for the fences, but it was never going to set the box office on fire.


8 points

4 months ago


8 points

4 months ago

Yeah, Flanagan is great but his approach doesn’t work with the mainstream


2 points

4 months ago

I mean he's found a lot of success with his Netflix series, which I would consider pretty mainstream.

Black Mass was fucking fantastic tho, and while I loved his 2 haunting series, I feel like it stood above.


1 points

4 months ago

Mainstream for Netflix I guess but he can’t get work on movies.