Movie Review: Pet Sematary


Angelica Sanchez, Staff Reporter

Pet Sematary is out in theaters.  This movie is about a doctor name Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, who relocated from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.

In 1983, Stephen King released Pet Sematary, a novel so unsettling that even King himself felt he had gone too far. Decades later, it holds up as one of the author’s best, and scariest, books. Hollywood has turned to King’s novel about a cursed burial ground twice now.

Now, in 2019, Paramount is set to release a new take on the tale from directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. Both adaptations are very different from one another, while also being similar. And both maintain much of King’s prose, while also creating their own details.

In my opinion, this movie has a lot of plot twists and also got me jumping a lot because of pop-ups. Many of my favorite scenes are when the father tries to bury his daughter to bring her back to life behind this barrier that is not meant to be crossed. I really enjoyed the movie.  I’ll say it’s number five on my top 5  favorite horror movies and is totally rated R because of horror violence, bloody images, and some language. There is also a lot of moments when my jaw dropped because of how shocked I was. I really recommend this movie. I’ll rate it a 10 star.