In Doctor Sleep, there is a particular death scene that is quite upsetting.
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The kill is of Bradley Trevor, played by Jacob Tremblay, dubbed "baseball boy" by Abra Stone.
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Bradley is violently murdered by villain Rose the hat and The True Knot in drawn out, hard to watch fashion.
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Yet, it being hard to watch is the point. In both the book and film, Bradley's death is the inciting incident...
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leading to Abra and Dan's showdown with Rose. Plus, it accomplishes the goals of showing how evil Rose is...
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giving Abra a reason to reach out to "Uncle Dan" for help once she realizes Rose's level of ruthlessness...
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and foreshadowing that Rose is such a monster that they'll need the bigger monsters of the Overlook to defeat her.
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