As I watch the movie, Stir of Echoes, again, mostly because there is nothing else on, I realize that it has the same themes as The Shining and Dr. Sleep. All three movies involve a young kid who has mind powers.
In Stir of Echoes, I had read the book first because I wasn’t even aware it was a movie. The book in this story talks to a dead girl. And, his father suddenly starts seeing visions when his sister-in-law hypnotizes him for fun. It opens a door to other spirits, and the man starts to see things in his head.
In The Shining, there is a little boy who sees things in the Overlook Hotel.
In Dr. Sleep, the little boy in The Shining grows up, and he now meets others with the same mind powers. He befriends a young black girl with the same powers, and they fight the evil ones who lure kids in order to feed on their energy in order to remain eternally young and alive. The evil ones also sacrifice these missing kids to get their energy and youth. The evil ones also go after Danny and the young black girl because to feed on their energy because they are more powerful.