An unexpected yet satisfying sequel to Kubrick's The Shining; Flannagan (Haunting of Hill House, Hush) utilises classic horror tropes with engrossing and exciting storytelling, driven by McGregor as the leading performance, to elaborate and expand on Stephen King's most culturally-affecting universe.
The sounds and music in this film are a highlight. Utilising the dies irae motif, which served as the main theme for The Shining, set a precendence and foreshadowing towards the final act of the film. This created epic…
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."