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The Definitive List of Everything I Was Thinking While Watching Doctor Sleep

. Tuesday, 5 November 2019 .



You may remember that a few months ago, I saw a horror film in the cinema for the first time in my life. Ever. It was the IT Chapter Two premiere and I put my big girl pants on, gathered my friends (well, one of them), and braved the cinemas. I figured if I were to ever go see a scary film on the big screen, it may as well be while one of the stars in said film was in attendance so I could reassure myself that it's just a movie...


Well, friends
, as it appears I've gone a bit cocky and now think I can handle scary films. So tonight I took Steph along with me to the Doctor Sleep screening. And to prove that I am such a noob when it comes to this genre, I even got the title wrong when I messaged her. I said Doctor Sleeper. So my cockiness was premature for sure. Nevertheless, I said yes to seeing it because I've been actively opening myself up to new experiences and expanding beyond my comfort zone (in hindsight, it's probably not called comfort zone when I do that, though). It seemed like a really good film. I have not seen the trailer. But Kate assured me it was probably more weird than scary and I trust her with my life so there we go.


Halloween may be over but this new Stephen King film ensures its spirit of spookiness lives on. Doctor Sleep is


If you want an accurate film review, then I am most definitely not your girl. I haven't even seen The Shining yet. Like I said, total novice. May I redirect you to One Take Kate, Spicy Pulp, or Blackguard reviews instead? Hell, even Stuff probably has a proper review of this. Go checkout literally anyone else but me!


But still, here is the definitive list of everything* I was thinking while watching Doctor Sleep in no particular order:



Rebecca Ferguson is perfection in any role. Whether she's playing opera singer Jenny Lind, a mistress turned wife in The Girl on the Train, and now as Rose the Hat, she completely morphs into her character that you forget she was ever anyone else except whoever she was playing. Her portrayal of Rose the Hat is no exception! Although the execution of some scenes reminded me of Jessica Chastain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix and not in a good way. Still, Rebecca Ferguson is terrifying and fragile in this film. Flawless.



I just ate two tacos, fried chicken, and drank a crapload of sangria before this. Maybe I should ease up on the popcorn and drinks aye?



OOOOOH Cliff Curtis is in this! See? Nothing to be afraid of. It's all good. He was all good when he was sitting a few seats behind you at the movies a few months ago. You have nothing to worry about. It's fine. I'm fine. He's fine. Everything!!! Is!!! Fine!!!



Will watching Doctor Sleep and The Shining put me off going on hotel staycations? Perhaps the scariest thing out of all this is that it does.....



OK, Ewan McGregor looks a little worse for wear to be honest. I was counting on thirst factor to carry me through the scary bits but our boy was a bit rough at the start. I mean, fair enough. He's been through a lot! There was a particularly unsettling sequence towards the end of the film and everytime a chandelier/candles were lit, I would just picture Ewan McGregor as Lumiere from the Beauty and the Beast remake (which he voiced) and everything was alright.



Slight criticism (and not just about this film but the horror genre in general) is that I don't get the fascination of harming children. It feels quite gratuitous and frankly, old and boring, to keep using kids as the shock factor in horror. It just feels gross and unnecessary to me.



I need to go toilet but it's dark and I'm scared of going by myself. Will my friends think I'm weird if I ask them to come with me right now?



Everytime those creatures 'ate', it just looked like one giant orgy.


I, too, would like a bathtub in my trailer that I park in the woods where my friends and I have started a weird commune.



Goddamnit, Georgie just left to go toilet. I should have gone with her!!!



This girl is badass and is not afraid of anything and I want to embody that kind of energy.



When Snakebite Andi told Rose the Hat "you are the most beautiful person I've ever seen", I really felt that. Bitch me too!



The phrase "shine on" used to be so inspiring for me but now it just freaks me out. I'm off inspirational quotes for the foreseeable future, thanks.



I found the scenes with Danny (Ewan McGregor) in the rest home to be sad and touching and also like a good use of his 'shine'.



The cat is so cute. I miss my cat. I wish I can take her with me to movies. Or text her.



This movie is incredible at portraying the vulnerability of the "evil" creatures. Which makes them more terrifying - because all of a sudden the world isn't just black and white. They start having their own redeeming qualities to them too damn it.



If I close my eyes and cover them with my hands, I can just listen to the music and pretend I'm at a live gig.



I asked Steph several times if she'd do what Cliff Curtis has done for Ewan McGregor for me. She said no.



The maze set was gorgeous. I would have loved stepping into that.



Rebecca Ferguson is a goddess and she deserves the world.



Speaking of sleep, I should really go to bed now. Good night!



*It may not be everything, everything. I was most definitely thinking about what I was going to eat for lunch the next day during a particularly unsettling scene.



Doctor Sleep opens on Thursday, 7 November in cinemas nationwide. I would link you the trailer but I'm too scared to click on it (even though I've already seen the film) but it's on Youtube! Watch it. And watch the film! It's actually a lot kookier and quirkier than scary. Thanks Roadshow and Undertow Media for having us!



You may remember that a few months ago, I saw a horror film in the cinema for the first time in my life. Ever. It was the IT Chapter Two premiere and I put my big girl pants on, gathered my friends (well, one of them), and braved the cinemas. I figured if I were to ever go see a scary film on the big screen, it may as well be while one of the stars in said film was in attendance so I could reassure myself that it's just a movie...


Well, friends
, as it appears I've gone a bit cocky and now think I can handle scary films. So tonight I took Steph along with me to the Doctor Sleep screening. And to prove that I am such a noob when it comes to this genre, I even got the title wrong when I messaged her. I said Doctor Sleeper. So my cockiness was premature for sure. Nevertheless, I said yes to seeing it because I've been actively opening myself up to new experiences and expanding beyond my comfort zone (in hindsight, it's probably not called comfort zone when I do that, though). It seemed like a really good film. I have not seen the trailer. But Kate assured me it was probably more weird than scary and I trust her with my life so there we go.


Halloween may be over but this new Stephen King film ensures its spirit of spookiness lives on. Doctor Sleep is


If you want an accurate film review, then I am most definitely not your girl. I haven't even seen The Shining yet. Like I said, total novice. May I redirect you to One Take Kate, Spicy Pulp, or Blackguard reviews instead? Hell, even Stuff probably has a proper review of this. Go checkout literally anyone else but me!


But still, here is the definitive list of everything* I was thinking while watching Doctor Sleep in no particular order:



Rebecca Ferguson is perfection in any role. Whether she's playing opera singer Jenny Lind, a mistress turned wife in The Girl on the Train, and now as Rose the Hat, she completely morphs into her character that you forget she was ever anyone else except whoever she was playing. Her portrayal of Rose the Hat is no exception! Although the execution of some scenes reminded me of Jessica Chastain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix and not in a good way. Still, Rebecca Ferguson is terrifying and fragile in this film. Flawless.



I just ate two tacos, fried chicken, and drank a crapload of sangria before this. Maybe I should ease up on the popcorn and drinks aye?



OOOOOH Cliff Curtis is in this! See? Nothing to be afraid of. It's all good. He was all good when he was sitting a few seats behind you at the movies a few months ago. You have nothing to worry about. It's fine. I'm fine. He's fine. Everything!!! Is!!! Fine!!!



Will watching Doctor Sleep and The Shining put me off going on hotel staycations? Perhaps the scariest thing out of all this is that it does.....



OK, Ewan McGregor looks a little worse for wear to be honest. I was counting on thirst factor to carry me through the scary bits but our boy was a bit rough at the start. I mean, fair enough. He's been through a lot! There was a particularly unsettling sequence towards the end of the film and everytime a chandelier/candles were lit, I would just picture Ewan McGregor as Lumiere from the Beauty and the Beast remake (which he voiced) and everything was alright.



Slight criticism (and not just about this film but the horror genre in general) is that I don't get the fascination of harming children. It feels quite gratuitous and frankly, old and boring, to keep using kids as the shock factor in horror. It just feels gross and unnecessary to me.



I need to go toilet but it's dark and I'm scared of going by myself. Will my friends think I'm weird if I ask them to come with me right now?



Everytime those creatures 'ate', it just looked like one giant orgy.


I, too, would like a bathtub in my trailer that I park in the woods where my friends and I have started a weird commune.



Goddamnit, Georgie just left to go toilet. I should have gone with her!!!



This girl is badass and is not afraid of anything and I want to embody that kind of energy.



When Snakebite Andi told Rose the Hat "you are the most beautiful person I've ever seen", I really felt that. Bitch me too!



The phrase "shine on" used to be so inspiring for me but now it just freaks me out. I'm off inspirational quotes for the foreseeable future, thanks.



I found the scenes with Danny (Ewan McGregor) in the rest home to be sad and touching and also like a good use of his 'shine'.



The cat is so cute. I miss my cat. I wish I can take her with me to movies. Or text her.



This movie is incredible at portraying the vulnerability of the "evil" creatures. Which makes them more terrifying - because all of a sudden the world isn't just black and white. They start having their own redeeming qualities to them too damn it.



If I close my eyes and cover them with my hands, I can just listen to the music and pretend I'm at a live gig.



I asked Steph several times if she'd do what Cliff Curtis has done for Ewan McGregor for me. She said no.



The maze set was gorgeous. I would have loved stepping into that.



Rebecca Ferguson is a goddess and she deserves the world.



Speaking of sleep, I should really go to bed now. Good night!



*It may not be everything, everything. I was most definitely thinking about what I was going to eat for lunch the next day during a particularly unsettling scene.



Doctor Sleep opens on Thursday, 7 November in cinemas nationwide. I would link you the trailer but I'm too scared to click on it (even though I've already seen the film) but it's on Youtube! Watch it. And watch the film! It's actually a lot kookier and quirkier than scary. Thanks Roadshow and Undertow Media for having us!

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