Friday, April 5, 2019


 Pet Sematary is directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer and stars Jason Clark, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow. The plot of the movie is Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. I am a big fan of this book, so I was looking forward to seeing this movie. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed. There were some elements of this film I enjoyed. I think the special effects work that is done with the makeup is incredible. If you are at all familiar with this story you probably remember the character of Rachel's sister who I think looks absolutely terrific in this film, in fact, I think the character of Rachel herself is the most interesting aspect of this movie. She has this dark past that she is trying to deal with, and she was easily the character I was most drawn to. The performances were excellent Jason Clark gives a really strong performance. I was also very impressed with the work of Jete Laurence who portrays the young girl I thought she was definitely the standout. The biggest issue with Pet Sematary is that this film doesn't distance itself from most horror films. I found this movie to be incredibly bland. At no point throughout this film did I think it tried to make a real attempt to distinguish itself or to be different or memorable. I found that to be especially true with the very poor attempts at horror. Nearly every single scare in this film is set up and executed in the same way. Typically, a character hears something making noise in the distance they go to investigate only to find that there is nothing wrong and just when they relax and think that everything is okay something pops out behind the corner and ends up scaring them and you hear this loud noise. The more scares that went like that the most pissed off I got. There is not a single scare in this movie that I found to be effective and I genuinely mean that. The ending of this film ridicules.  1 out of 5 stars for Pet Sematary. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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