Stephen King wrote Pet Sematary in 1983 drawing from his own experiences with dead pets, and reluctantly published it in 1986, later saying it’s his book that scares him the most. It was a successful film back in 1989.
The new film features Jason Clarke as Lewis, a doctor who moves to the country with his family and their pet cat. When the cat is hit and killed by a speeding truck, their neighbour Jud, played by John Lithgow leads Lewis into the woods behind their houses, where an ancient Indian burial ground brings the dead back to life.
You know I hate horror films, but I got a couple of good frights out of this one. It’s a bit silly, not entirely authentic to the original, but should be popular with teenagers.
3 Stars “You Can’t Beat the Book”