Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary (2019)

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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: R16, Horror, graphic violence & offensive language101 minsUSA
Horror
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Full of jumpscares, but also full of tension with some reasonable twists thrown in

I am in two minds about this film. On the one hand, despite only having a short 101-minute runtime, it felt much longer because I was in a constantly building state of suspense and tension from start to finish. On the other hand, most of this reaction came down to repeated use of the same jump scare technique. Pet Sematary comes 30 years after the release...

4.0
0

Aww Really?

I went into the theatre real excited: One of my favourite Stephen King books after all. Stylistically perfect in parts - the journey at night to Little God Swamp was visually awesome. I didn't like much else. I prefer the 1989 adaption.

2.0
0

So exciting to watch

Pet Sematary was such a good movie! It was the perfect jump scare, humorous thriller movie. I loved the execution of it and how it always kept you guessing and wondering what would happen next. Although I can't really remember the original movie and never read the book its definitely a movie anybody could watch. Honestly loved this movie and would recommend...

5.0
0

Pet Love Story

It's a great remake, new, qwerty and peppered with dark humour. I loved it and was visually tied to my seat throughout, thanks to the wonderful acting of that guy we know in Third Rock from the Sun, and a hunting little girl who reminds me of the twin in the Shinning, the Exorcist or maybe The Ring... Totally worth a watch :-)

4.0
0

Tension and release, tension and release...

I for one was relieved when the third act descended into madness. The tension was almost unbearable in parts, so when it got silly I was grateful and enjoyed the ride.

3.0
0

Remember to breath!

Pet Semetary had me holding my breath from the get-go. The jump scares are cleverly mixed up to keep you on your toes and add to the building tension of the movie. A great underlying theme and story keeps the movie interesting. And a genuine connection to the characters helps to bring your emotions out. I thouroughly enjoyed the movie and would...

5.0
0

Solid Popcorn Horror

3.0
0

Ellie < Original Gage

I'm sorry to say that Ellie is less creepy than the original Gage. In saying that, I understand the reason behind the change. The grief is indeed more palpable as Ellie was developed better. It's this grief and loss that I didn't find too convincing here, specially if compared to something like El Orfanato. The scares are average at best as well.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

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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

press

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0
Collider

Collider

press

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.

0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0
Collider

Collider

press

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.

0

Full of jumpscares, but also full of tension with some reasonable twists thrown in

I am in two minds about this film. On the one hand, despite only having a short 101-minute runtime, it felt much longer because I was in a constantly building state of suspense and tension from start to finish. On the other hand, most of this reaction came down to repeated use of the same jump scare technique. Pet Sematary comes 30 years after the...

4.0
0

Aww Really?

I went into the theatre real excited: One of my favourite Stephen King books after all. Stylistically perfect in parts - the journey at night to Little God Swamp was visually awesome. I didn't like much else. I prefer the 1989 adaption.

2.0
0

So exciting to watch

Pet Sematary was such a good movie! It was the perfect jump scare, humorous thriller movie. I loved the execution of it and how it always kept you guessing and wondering what would happen next. Although I can't really remember the original movie and never read the book its definitely a movie anybody could watch. Honestly loved this movie and would...

5.0
0

Pet Love Story

It's a great remake, new, qwerty and peppered with dark humour. I loved it and was visually tied to my seat throughout, thanks to the wonderful acting of that guy we know in Third Rock from the Sun, and a hunting little girl who reminds me of the twin in the Shinning, the Exorcist or maybe The Ring... Totally worth a watch :-)

4.0
0

Tension and release, tension and release...

I for one was relieved when the third act descended into madness. The tension was almost unbearable in parts, so when it got silly I was grateful and enjoyed the ride.

3.0
0

Remember to breath!

Pet Semetary had me holding my breath from the get-go. The jump scares are cleverly mixed up to keep you on your toes and add to the building tension of the movie. A great underlying theme and story keeps the movie interesting. And a genuine connection to the characters helps to bring your emotions out. I thouroughly enjoyed the movie and would...

5.0
0

Solid Popcorn Horror

3.0
0

Ellie < Original Gage

I'm sorry to say that Ellie is less creepy than the original Gage. In saying that, I understand the reason behind the change. The grief is indeed more palpable as Ellie was developed better. It's this grief and loss that I didn't find too convincing here, specially if compared to something like El Orfanato. The scares are average at best as well.

3.0
0