Pet Sematary Review

Pet Sematary Review
Sometimes Remakes are Better
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Rating: ★★★★
‘Pet Sematary’ stars Jason Clarke as Louis Creed, Amy Seimetz as Rachel Creed, John Lithgow as Jud and Jeté Laurence as Ellie and is directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. This is the second Stephen King remake we have had so far, with 2017’s ‘IT’ (★★★★★) being the first.

Right off the bat, I must praise the acting. The two standouts are Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow. This might be the best performance I have seen from Lithgow. The storyline regarding Amy Seimetz’s Rachel was truly bone chilling. The rest of the cast was pretty good too.

One of the movie’s problems is the incontinence with blood and gore. One point, a young man gets hit by a car in the parking lot and you can see his brains but when the biggest event of this movie happens, there is no visible blood or gore. I felt like that was a missed opportunity.

May I say, this is one of the scariest movies this reviewer had ever seen. The last movie that creeped me out as much this was coincidently ‘Hereditary’ (★★★★½), a movie about a family grieving the death of a family member until sinister things begin to happen. The storyline about Zelda, Rachal’s older sister who suffered from spinal meningitis, was the most terrifying thing I had seen so far this year. After my movie had finished, there was maintenance happening to the stairs and so I had to go the long way, which had a dumbwaiter and I was scared. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you probably don’t understand why I was scared. There was some cheap jump scares in this movie but they were more towards the first half an hour of the film. The rest of the movie is creepy due to the atmosphere, the score by Christopher Young and the fantastic acting from the cast.

There were parts that I didn’t understand or wanted to know more about but the movie didn’t dive any deeper to help me understand but it didn’t. Instead, it chose to go down the intriguing route and wanted us to guess what happened, which isn’t a bad thing.

In the end, I recommend this movie to people over the age of 14 and who like horror and Stephen King.

Bonus Content:
If you’ve seen this movie already, did you notice the ‘IT’ easter egg?