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Doctor Sleep: New posters are loaded with references to The Shining

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Doctor Sleep: New posters are loaded with references to The Shining

Two new posters for Doctor Sleep were unveiled, suggesting Danny Torrance's return to the haunted corridors of Overlook Hotel as he dares to "return" to the place where his nightmares began 40 years ago.

Shortly after the final trailer (you can see below), the first poster for the horror sequel promotes the "next chapter in The Shining's Story" by placing an adult Danny Torrance (played by Ewan McGregor) against a blood-red background, Walking down a shadowy familiar corridor inside the creepy building.

The text in one sheet challenges him to "return," as Danny walks toward his younger self in a mirror-like image that puts him directly in front of his six-year-old character from The Shining, sitting on top of his famous three-wheeled tricycle. which ran the empty corridors of the hotel.

The second poster recreates the iconic scene of his predecessor, played by Jack Nicholson, with Danny's face appearing among an artistic version of the infamous ax hole through which his father, Jack Torrance, once shouted legendary speech, " Here's Johnny! "

Doctor Sleep Poster 2

Moreover, the art is inspired by the original poster for the theaters of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, which was designed by Saul Bass. It adopts a contrasting yellow and black color scheme reminiscent of a warning sign to create a minimalist yet unforgettable piece.

Doctor Sleep debuts in Portugal on November 14 this year.

Abílio Rodrigues (of Rivia) is the technology editor of IGN Portugal, a confessed music lover and PC gaming enthusiast. You can follow him on @KaikaneTR

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