Movie Review: Pet Sematary

This film is directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer. It stars Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz, Jete Laurence, and Lucas Lavoie.

This film is the second adaptation of Stephen Kings book. It follows a family that moves from Boston to Maine. They soon discover a cemetery for pets that is full of mysteries. This movie plays with death and what can happen after you die.

I must admit that I had to find the courage to watch this film (yes I was scared). Not having read the book nor seen the original film my review is based solely on this movie. I thought this movie was good. I’m glad I found the courage to see this movie as it’s creepy and horrifying and makes you think about death. A parent’s worst nightmare is to lose a child and this movie made me think about that for the first time in my life. During the film I began to think what would I have done if I were in the shoes of the main characters and to my surprise I completely understood why the father did what he did (I probably would have done the same). The acting in this movie is superb but Amy Seimetz gives an Oscar worthy performance. Jete Laurence also gives an outstanding performance as I was able to see the difference between her while she was alive and after she returned from the dead. I felt that John Lithgow’s character was there just to narrate the film (especially for those who have not seen the first film nor read the book, like myself). The first half of the film is great as a setup and that third act is just action after action after action. To be quite honest I wasn’t a fan of the ending (which is why I give it a lower score than usual). This is definitely a film that is scary and may be a film that isn’t for everyone as some scenes and topics may be disturbing nonetheless I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of horror films.
I give this film a 6.5 out of 10

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