Pet Sematary (2019)

Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer direct Jason Clarke, John Lithgow and Sonia Maria Chirila in this remake of the Stephen King tale about a family who moves onto land with the unholy powers of resurrection.

A vast improvement on the first godawful stab at adapting this King bestseller. It is creepier, superior in its acting talent and playful in it twisty tweaks especially in the final third. That’s still not to say this update is entirely worthwhile. It is a story whose horrors lie in the imagination of the reader and visualising the revulsion and moral turmoil of its players will never have the same effect as what is left unshown in the book. Many King novels lend themselves to cinema, it is probably time to accept Pet Sematary is just not one of them.

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