Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary (2019)

Jason Clarke and John Lithgow star in this remake of the '80s supernatural horror classic, based on the novel by Stephen King.

After Louis Creed (Clarke) moves his family out to the country, he discovers that they are now have a couple of unexpected things in their back yard. The pet cemetary isn't the worst of it, further into the woods is a remote hilltop. As Creed will find out, anything buried there will soon be resurrected in demonic form.

2019Rating: MA15+, Strong horror themes and violence101 minsUSA
Horror

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Pet Sematary (2019) / Reviews

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

The 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary begins memorably, the camera crawling through an animal graveyard while we hear sound grabs of kids eulogizing their deceased pets. "Bye old chap. See you in heaven," says one grieving pipsqueak. "Spot, good fella, we love you," contributes another. It’s an interesting scene because the creepiness and supernatural undertones, while unavoidable, come from a loving and poignant place: a yearning for something that's been lost.

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Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow star in this remake of the '80s supernatural horror classic, based on the novel by Stephen King. Critic Daniel Rutledge found heaps to love in this creepy new take on the story, happy to decalre it as being better than the original.

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Variety

Variety

Plenty efficient for those simply looking to be scared...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

[A] brutally effective and convulsively disturbing story...

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Stuff

Stuff

Although this 2019 remake is a pretty decent stab at a contemporary horror, it just doesn't do enough to justify its own existence.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Just another run-of-the-mill horror remake.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Pet Sematary is 2019's most disappointing missed opportunity so far.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A solid if not earthshaking horror pic built around notably good performances.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...introduces some surprises but ultimately feels like a series of effective scenes in search of an overarching theme.

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Collider

Collider

Pet Sematary isn't striving to be an easy communal crowdpleaser. Just like the source material, it's a movie with a real thoughtful mean streak that'll chill you to the bone, and ensure you remain on edge well after it concludes.

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