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Pet Sematary (film review)

Film: Pet Sematary
Year: 1989
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directed By: Mary Lambert
Starring: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne
About: Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpjpUOXQZac

My Review:
Looking for a movie I hadn't seen before and going DVD hunting I found Pet Sematary based off of the Stephen King novel which I have been told so much about however have never read I couldn't resist giving this a watch!

The film is about a man who after moving to Maine with his family and the family cat gets ran over finds out about an old Indian burial ground and decides to bring the cat back to life. As the family goes through difficulties and the husband finds out more about the ground and why no-one uses it and finding out about his wife's sister and that the burial ground is soiled abuses the power. Not only this but a ghost called Pascow tries to help him see the light and helps the daughter and mother to stop the terror.

I found this film very creepy however also very funny which I am not sure wither it was the intention of the movie. I also thought that the child later in the film after having come back to seem a lot like the doll Chucky from Child's Play which made me wonder which came first between the two movies and the book of Pet Sematary to find out that the book came out first. I did like also that there was a ghost in which was trying to help the family and make everything okay by warning the family however this didn't help as much as it should have. I did like that you got to see that wife's sister and why she was so hateful towards the wife due to their childhood which gets brought to the front of the film very well. Pet Sematary really surprised me and is a film in which I really ended up enjoying though it did frustrate me just how naive the husband seemed to be further into the movie.

Overall, I would recommend this film to those who would like a creepy film to watch and a film in which is old however a really good watch. This film really shows how Stephen King is a great author when it comes to horror and that this film should be more recognised than it currently is.

My Rating: 4/5 

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