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In a fairly brief period of time, filmmaker Mike Flanagan has made a real impact among horror fans. Too often, directors start out within the genre but then quickly move on to bigger and “better” things. Not Flanagan, who seems committed to making the best fright flicks he can. As his brand new movie hits theaters this weekend, we turn our attention to his resume. We’re going to be asking the following question: which film or work of his is your favorite?
Flanagan’s newest work “Doctor Sleep” is his largest scale yet. Adapting Stephen King‘s sequel to “The Shining,” Flanagan has supposedly found a way to honor both King as well as director Stanley Kubrick. That alone was a tall order, so if he truly has succeeded, that’s a pretty notable feather in his cinematic cap.
A lot of Flanagan’s fans will point to his small screen work as his crowning achievement so far. That would be the remake of “The Haunting of Hill House” on Netflix. However, it’s not his only claim to fame. On the big screen, his genre offerings have been rock solid as well. “Oculus,” “Hush,” “Before I Wake,” “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” and “Gerald’s Game” (his first King collaboration) have been strong examples of an emerging horror master. His commitment to intelligent scary movies is worth taking note of. Where others might use their success as a springboard toward prestige, Flanagan just keeps making more ambitious horror.
The choice is now yours. Which project from Mike Flanagan is your favorite? How much are you looking forward to “Doctor Sleep?” Chime in now and tell us all about it!