Doctor Sleep Is Rated-r for Being a Disturbing & Bloody Sequel to The Shining

Doctor Sleep Is Rated-r for Being a Disturbing & Bloody Sequel to The Shining
We're in for a bloody, disturbing ride later this year as Doctor Sleep is officially going to be R-rated. This serves as a sequel to The Shining. Both Stephen King's novel and Stanley Kubrick's movie (which King is notably not a big fan of) are very highly regarded, so doing a sequel this many years later is a risky endeavor. At the very least, as confirmed by director Mike Flanagan, the movie won't be pulling any punches.

Mike Flanagan, who previously adapted Stephen King's Gerald's Game for Netflix, took to Twitter to reveal that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has handed out an R-rating to Doctor Sleep. This was also confirmed by the MPAA's official website. Per Flanagan's tweet, it earned its rating for all the right reasons. Here's what Flanagan had to say about it.

"Doctor Sleep has officially been rated R by the MPAA for 'disturbing and violent content,
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