In the book, Abra is described having bright blue eyes and long blonde hair she pulls back in a ponytail. In the book, Billy Freeman has blue eyes and a shock of white hair on his head. In the movie, however, Abra's mother is white and her father is African-American, although she does often wear her hair in a ponytail.
Biography. Abra Stone was the daughter of David Stone and Lucy Stone. Lucy was the daughter of Sandy Reynolds, who gave birth to a daughter by way of an affair with a married man named Jack Torrance. Abra was the niece of Jack's son, Dan Torrance.
Not every character from the novel made it to the big screen. Not all the changes between the book and the film can be chalked up to the differences between the endings. Flanagan eliminated a few characters, like Casey Kingsley, Dan's Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, and greatly diminished the roles of others. Dr.
He is the son of Jack and Wendy Torrance, the older half-brother of Lucy Stone and the uncle of Abra Stone (in the books).
One ghost from The Shining who makes a big comeback in Doctor Sleep is Lorraine Massey, the spirit inhabiting the bathtub of Room 237.
At the end of the Doctor Sleep movie, the adult Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor)—son of Jack Torrance—has reunited with gifted youngster Abra (Kyleigh Curran) after a failed abduction by Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and her cult of basically child eaters known as the True Knot.
Doctor Sleep sees the return of Lorraine Massey, a ghost from The Shining who was known for haunting the bathtub in Room 237.
Danny has been sexually abused by Jack.
Tony (his name taken from Danny's middle name, Anthony), is at first to Danny an imaginary playmate, then a source of fear, and finally a source of strength. Towards the end of the novel Tony reveals himself to Danny: "'Danny ... you're in a place deep down in your own mind.
Thanks to his abilities (and a cat who seems to know when someone in the building is about to die), Dan is able to help dying patients pass on into the next world with peace and comfort. His knack for always being around when a patient dies earns him the nickname Doctor Sleep - Doc, for short.
Biography. Abra was born with very powerful psychic abilities, like her uncle Dan. Her abilities are even greater than Dan's were at his peak, to the point where she was able to generate a small earthquake with her mind.
Over the course of the film, the True Knot members are shown targeting and sacrificing two magical children before meeting their match in 13-year-old Abra (Kyliegh Curran).
Snakebite Andi is an antagonist in Doctor Sleep, and the freshest Turn of The True Knot. Her Rube name was Andrea Andi Streiner. She was Turned in the 80's, at age 32, when the True found her sleeper abilities to be useful.
There are also characters from some of King's more recent novels that can shine. For example, Holly Gibney from The Outsider has a heightened sense of intuition that could be attributed to the shine, and the kids from The Institute all have telepathic and telekinetic powers.
Jack and Danny Torrance Both Have the Shining in Kubrick's Film.
It's canon for the Torrances. Interestingly, Flanagan's filmography has more in common with the work of Stephen King than Stanley Kubrick.
DANNY TORRANCE: Tony is a little boy that lives in my mouth. Danny's possession by Tony includes his soft-spoken voice deepening with some harsh gloom and a bouncing puppetry pointer finger.
The evil spirits that inhabited the Overlook Hotel would eventually drive Jack insane by way of drowning him in his alcoholism, past trauma, and fears of becoming as abusive as his father.
From here: Jack Nicholson ad-libbed the line "Here's Johnny!" in imitation of announcer Ed McMahon's famous introduction of Johnny Carson on U.S. network NBC-TV's long-running late night television program The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Except in the book, the dog is headless when Danny sees him but puts his head back on later if I recall correctly. In the novel they go more into detail about this. There is a character named Horace Derwent who put a lot of money into The Overlook to restore it.
The room was inhabited in the past, by a Lorraine Massey who would usually seduce young bellboys who would visit her room. One time Danny Torrance visited this room after a ball strangely rolled to him from its open doors. Later, he claimed that a "crazy woman" tried to strangle him.
Stanley Kubrick said, “The ballroom photograph at the very end suggests the reincarnation of Jack.” That means that Jack Torrance is the reincarnation of a guest or someone on staff at the Overlook in 1921.
The True Knot are a nomadic tribe of quasi-immortal people with dark psychic powers and they served as the main antagonistic group in the 2013 Stephen King novel and its 2019 film Doctor Sleep, which is a sequel to the 1977 Stephen King novel and its 1980 film The Shining.
In the book The Shining it's made clear to the readers that the Overlook Hotel wants to possess Danny Torrance so it can use his powerful telepathic power (his 'shine'). It does this by possessing his vulnerable father, Jack Torrance and using him as a puppet to hopefully kill Danny.
One of the biggest differences between the film and book versions of Doctor Sleep is the absence of references to Kubrick's version of The Shining. In King's Doctor Sleep novel, The Overlook has burned down, and the True Knot has built one of their campgrounds on that still-evil land.