The True Knot Still Feeds On Steam
The movie starts in a different fashion from the book, but gets to a very important central theme of the sequel, and that’s the fact that The True Knot feeds off of the “steam” of people who have The Shine.
I’m sorry, what? OK, the True Knot were not in The Shining. They are a new group of traveling, vagabond vampires. Hippies, almost, who live forever because they feed on steam, which is released when the Knot tortures people who possess the power of The Shine. People like Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), and Abra Stone, who we will meet later. In the movie, we open with Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson), the leader of the True Knot, capturing and torturing an innocent girl while the Knot gathers and feeds off of her steam. Pleasant.