Mike Flanagan had to convince Stephen King that, despite his own distaste for Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980), audiences were more familiar with that version, and largely preferred it to King's own [link=The Shining (1997)]. As such, this film had to be a sequel to Kubrick's film and include some direct references to it.
You're magic, Like me
Danny Torrance: You need to listen to me, The worlds a hungry place, A dark place. I've only met 2 or 3 people like us... They died. When I was a kid I bumped into these things. I don't know about magic. I... I always called it The Shining.
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