Doctor Sleep

Continuity mistake: When Danny goes to their old room at the Overlook, the bathroom door only has one broken panel but in the Shining, both panels were smashed when Jack heard the Snow Cat arriving.

Factual error: The water feeds are shut off to make the boiler blow up and in reality there are safeguards to prevent the boiler from doing itself harm. It would have shut itself off before the destabilization happens.

Continuity mistake: When Abra is on her bed and her mom wakes her up in one scene, she is without earbuds from the mom's perspective. Then she lifts up her head and has earbuds in a closeup. Back to mom's perspective for a conversation and the earbuds are gone.

Other mistake: It seems strange that Rose the Hat doesn't sense the evil that inhabits the Overlook Hotel when she arrives. When the blood river flows in that hallway, Rose just grins at it, unaware of the danger she is in. As powerful as Rose is, she never sensed Danny's Shining ability back in 1980 even before the events at the Overlook Hotel.

Continuity mistake: Forty years after Delbert Grady manipulated Jack Torrance into attempting to kill Danny and Wendy, Danny brings Abra to the abandoned Overlook Hotel for the final battle against evil Rose the Hat. Danny returns to his parents' old room and looks inside the bathroom. In "The Shining", the bathroom window was left open after Wendy and Danny escaped. Yet in this film the window is closed. This doesn't make sense because everything else in the Overlook Hotel is the same as it was in 1980.

Other mistake: The type of gas pump Danny used when gassing up the car requires the lever be moved from the on to off position before the hose can be placed back into the pump. It is already in the off position before he finishes.

Continuity mistake: When Danny is about to hit Abra with the axe she grabs his wrist. When the angle changes she is grabbing his hand. This swaps back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: When Abra's father is told about her powers he serves himself a glass of whisky. The distance between the bottle and the top increases/decreases randomly between shots.

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Abra Stone: You're magic. Like me.
Danny Torrance: You need to listen to me. The world's a hungry place. A dark place. I've only met two or three people like us. They died. When I was a kid, I bumped into these things. I don't know about magic. I, I always called it "the shining."

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Trivia: When we see Abra's house, the number on the front is 1980. That was the same year the original Shining was released.

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