17 "Doctor Sleep" Details, Easter Eggs, And Secrets That Are Just So Clever And Cool

    There's a lot more than just "REDRUM" happening.

    Warning: Spoilers ahead!

    1. Dr. John Dalton's office is almost identical to Ullman's office in The Shining.

    2. The first hospital room that we see Azzie the cat go into (where Dan comforts a dying patient) is numbered "217."

    3. Danny Lloyd — who played Danny in The Shining movie — has a cameo during the baseball scene in Iowa.

    4. There are a TON of references to Stephen King's magnum opus The Dark Tower series. For example, Dick Hallorann tells Dan, "Ka is a wheel," which is a line straight out of The Dark Tower.

    5. Bradley Trevor's (the baseball boy) jersey number is 19, which is an important number in The Dark Tower series.

    6. "Tet Transit" — the name of the bus line Dan takes up to NH — is a nod to the Tet Corporation in The Dark Tower series.

    7. And, interestingly, the industrial park that Bradley's body is buried in is owned by LaMerk Industries — another Dark Tower company.

    8. You can see posters for the musician Joe Collins, aka Dandelo, who is a creature from The Dark Tower.

    9. There are also several callbacks to the book version of The Shining that never made it into Kubrick's film. For example, when Dan calls Jack/Lloyd a "false face."

    10. And when Jack/Lloyd tells Dan to "take your medicine."

    11. The Overlook being destroyed by the boiler is from the book version of The Shining as well.

    12. The Stone family's house has a sign outside that says "1980" — the year that Kubrick's The Shining was released.

    13. When we flash forward to 2019 and Dan is at his AA meeting, he's wearing a light blue sweater that's the same color as the iconic "Apollo 11" sweater young Danny wears in The Shining.

    14. There were different-colored typewriters used in Kubrick's movie; for Doctor Sleep they re-created the tan one.

    15. The way Rose approached Dan on the stairs is a total re-creation of Jack approaching Wendy in The Shining.

    16. Dan gets injured and limps around on the same leg that his father did in The Shining.

    17. And finally, Jack Torrance/Lloyd goes uncredited in the movie, but he's played by Henry Thomas.