It’s unlikely that any film will ever recreate the spine-chilling magic of Jack Nicholson in The Shining, but Doctor Sleep is about to try. This sequel, based on Stephen King‘s 2013 novel of the same name, picks up right after Danny and his mother escaped the Overlook hotel and follows Danny into adulthood, where he’s still traumatized by the ghosts of his past. Directed by Mike Flanagan, who also adapted King’s 1992 novel Gerald’s Game for Netflix, Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor as adult Danny and Alex Essoe as Danny’s mother (played by Danny Lloyd and Shelley Duvall in the 1980 film).
Though The Shining the novel and The Shining the movie are not quite the same, Flanagan has said Doctor Sleep the movie will “acknowledge” Stanley Kubrick’s beloved classic. If you’re still waiting to cross The Shining off your “to watch” list, now would be a really good time to get on that. It’s literally one of the best films of all time! You won’t regret it. But how? Is The Shining on Netflix? Is The Shining on Hulu? Read on to find out.
IS THE SHINING ON NETFLIX?
Sadly, no. Though The Shining has been in Netflix in the past, it is not currently available on the streaming service. However, Netflix does some other Stephen King titles, including Carrie, 1922, and In the Tall Grass. And stick around! We have a feeling the title might be back.
IS THE SHINING ON HULU?
Also no! Though it was featured in “Huluween” last year, The Shining is no longer available to stream on Hulu.
IS THE SHINING ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO?
Yes, but you’ll have to pay for it. The good news for Prime subscribers is that you can get a discount price: It’s only $6.99 to buy a digital copy of the film, or $3.99 to rent. For non-Prime members, the movie is $9.99 to buy and $3.99 to rent.
WHERE ELSE CAN I WATCH THE SHINING ONLINE?
You can buy or rent a digital copy of The Shining on iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, or wherever you purchase digital content. I know that paying for stuff sucks, but again: One of the greatest movies of all time! It will be worth $4, I promise.
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