STEPHEN KING'S DOCTOR SLEEP
2019, Warner Bros., 151 min, USA, Dir: Mike Flanagan

Based upon the novel by Stephen King, this horror thriller revisits Danny Torrance 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in THE SHINING. Torrance (Ewan McGregor) has come to terms with his childhood trauma – until he encounters Abra (Kyliegh Curran, in her feature film debut), a teenager with the powerful extrasensory gift known as the “shine.” She has sought Dan out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Dan’s unlikely alliance with Abra leads to a brutal life-or-death battle that reawakens the ghosts of the past and compels him to use his powers as never before.


THE HOST
GWOEMUL
2006, Magnolia Pictures, 120 min, South Korea, Dir: Bong Joon-Ho

Much more than just a monster movie, Bong Joon-ho’s third film spans the intimate and the epic, the personal and the political, in a fantastical tale about the lengths to which a family will go in recovering one of its own. Due to the negligence of a U.S. military installation, an amphibian beast emerges from Seoul's Han River, wreaking havoc on city residents and abducting the daughter of riverfront vendor Park Gang-du (Song Kang-ho). With the help of his elderly father, listless brother and archery medalist sister, Park races against time for save the girl while government authorities concoct their own, ecologically reckless means of vanquishing the creature. “A loopy, feverishly imaginative genre hybrid.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.


LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
LÅT DEN RÄTTE KOMMA IN
2008, Magnet Releasing, 114 min, Sweden, Dir: Tomas Alfredson

“I'm twelve. But I've been twelve for a long time.” It seems that lonely, bullied boy Oskar has finally found a soulmate when Eli moves in next door. She’s a strange young girl, who only comes out at night … and whose arrival coincides with a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. It doesn't take Oskar long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire, but he cannot bring himself to forsake her; in return, Eli gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Set in early-1980s Sweden, this modern horror classic weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence. You’ll never forget the climatic swimming pool scene!


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