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  • In Doctor Sleep, there is a particular death scene that is quite upsetting. 1 / 8

  • The kill is of Bradley Trevor, played by Jacob Tremblay, dubbed "baseball boy" by Abra Stone. 2 / 8

  • Bradley is violently murdered by villain Rose the hat and The True Knot in drawn out, hard to watch fashion. 3 / 8

  • Yet, it being hard to watch is the point. In both the book and film, Bradley's death is the inciting incident... 4 / 8

    Doctor Sleep - Rose the Hat Vertical
  • leading to Abra and Dan's showdown with Rose. Plus, it accomplishes the goals of showing how evil Rose is... 5 / 8

  • giving Abra a reason to reach out to "Uncle Dan" for help once she realizes Rose's level of ruthlessness... 6 / 8

  • and foreshadowing that Rose is such a monster that they'll need the bigger monsters of the Overlook to defeat her. 7 / 8

    Ewan McGregor as Dan Torrance in Doctor Sleep Vertical
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