Episode 257 – Doctor Sleep (1:18:09)

We invite the Profe$$ional A$$hole to discuss the Shining sequel, impressively of both the book and the movie versions, in 2019’s “Doctor Sleep”.

Danny Torrance is all grownz up and still haunted by the events at the Overlook Hotel that happened when he was a child. He drinks to hide the pain and dull his shine, following his father’s footsteps. He gains the resolve to right himself and encounters a gifted young girl who “shines” brightly to attract psychic vampires who want to hunt her down so he must help save her and finally rid the world of the Overlook.

This is a fun discussion where our guest dons the satiric persona of Alec Jones, an imaginary half-brother to the famous “conspiracy theorist” who turns out to be right…just early in many cases.

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Google Description for the film

Doctor Sleep

Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of the “shine.” Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a cult whose members try to feed off the shine of innocents to become immortal.

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Our Guest:

Our guest is the Profe$$ional A$$hole who has been on a few times before, though it has been a while. If you haven’t gotten enough manliness from this appearance, then go to the back catalog to mainline some testosterone from his prior guest appearances:

Episode 224 – The Professor and the Madman (1:36:33)

Episode 210 – From Russia with Love (1:12:52)

Episode 172 – Edge of Darkness (1:11:44)

Episode 133 – Legends of the Fall (1:12:28)

Episode 57 – The Last Jedi (1:31:08)

Episode 50 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1:03:36)

Episode 37 – 3:10 to Yuma (1:14:53)

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Show Notes:

Johnny Cash / Hank Williams – “When the Man Comes Around”

The Wendy Theory

LOTR What if Gandalf Kept the Ring?


We will return next week with another horror film, John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness” with the great Prof CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast.


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