Movie Review – Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary, 2019.

Directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer.

Starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Obssa Ahmed, Alyssa Brooke Levine, Sonia Maria Chirila, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie, and John Lithgow.


Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate 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.

Across Stephen King’s extensive repertoire, it can be argued that Pet Sematary is his darkest material; covering the intensity of grief after the loss of a child. Famously adapted in 1989 by Mary Lambert, the new incarnation offers some new twists on the plot, but ultimately misses the opportunity to embrace the darkness.

Dr. Louis Creed (Clarke) and his family have moved to the country with their two young children Gage and Ellie (Laurence). Initially their life is idyllic but they soon discover

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