Monday, May 11, 2009

Pet Sematary (1989)

4 / 5
Tagline: Sometimes dead is better.
Directed by: Mary Lambert
Written by: Stephen King
Actors include: Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby
Genre: Horror
Length: 103 minutes
Banned: Germany, Malaysia
Country: USA

This is a fantastic story and it's really well executed in film form. A family moves into a new home which happens to have a pet cemetery behind it. Well there is a big highway and when the family pet gets smooshed, they put it in the cemetery. Thing is, nothing stays dead that is buried there. Things get even more horrific when their young Son wanders out into the road. I don't want to give anything else away but this is a great idea, there is some gross stuff and it's truly fun to watch. The acting is quite decent and the film is well cast, really quite a classic. This is one of King's best adaptations, and even the sequel is worthwhile I think.

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