Stephen King May Write Sequel to ‘The Shining’

Somebody has to stop this.

Jack Torrance’s little boy Danny was last seen recuperating in Maine after escaping the insane evil of the Overlook Hotel, but Stephen King is now plotting a sequel to The Shining which would age the clairvoyant boy to 40 and transport him to a New York hospice.

Speaking to an audience of fans in Toronto about his new novel Under the Dome, King divulged that he’d begun working on a tentative idea for a follow-up to The Shining – first published in 1977 – last summer.


  1. I have more faith in Stephen King than I do in George Lucas.

    Having viewed his whole body of work without fanboy glasses, I’m really wondering if Lucas has any true talent at all beyond marketing.

  2. All right. This could be very good, or it could be very bad.

    Could be good – King has really developed as a storyteller, and is capable of capturing lightening in a bottle. He is also a different person than he was when he last wrote about Danny, as Danny is now a middle-aged man. And any possible return to the horror novel would be appreciated by his fans.

    Could be bad – King hit a series of very programmatic stories for a while, and I honestly don’t know where his head is at now. He may choose to write a story so far from horror that you wonder why he rehashed the characters. Also, he was heavily involved in the Mick Garris remake of The Shining in 1997. King and Garris are both capable of producing fine horror, but I have already posted my opinion on this remake over here, and I wasn’t too happy with it.

    Mr. Spooky

  3. The Shining 2: Electric Boogaloo.

    In seriousness, I dunno. I could see a continuation of the character (like characters in Derry and Castle Rock reappearing), but I would prefer there not be a straight-out sequel.

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