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Pet Sematary

  • Drama
  • 2019
  • Kevin Kölsch
  • 100 mins
  • 15
    More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over

Summary

Premiere. Massachusetts doctor Louis Creed moves to a small Maine town with his wife Rachel, their kids, Ellie and Gage, and Church, the cat. While exploring the local woods, Ellie stumbles across a funeral procession of children taking a dead dog to a cemetery. Neighbour Jud Crandall warns the Creeds that the woods are dangerous, as they soon discover for themselves via the dark power of the local burial ground. Horror based on the Stephen King novel, starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

When the Creed family move to an idyllic woodland house, they discover that it is close to a burial ground for local pets, as well as a Native American site that has a more sinister history. Darker, bleaker and with more depth than the 1989 film version, this solid adaptation of Stephen King's bestseller deviates from the original text in surprising ways, addressing the themes of loss and mortality, and allowing the creepy Wendigo spirit to come into its own. Among the cast, Jeté Laurence nails her role as the moppet who gets a zombie makeover, despite the warnings of John Lithgow's affable old timer. Amid the more streamlined frights, Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer conjure a macabre atmosphere, most effectively felt in the morbid poignancy of the trucks that thunder past the Creeds' new home.

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Details

Released on
2019-04-04
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Louis CreedJason Clarke (2)
Rachel CreedAmy Seimetz
Jud CrandallJohn Lithgow
Ellie CreedJeté Laurence
Gage CreedHugo Lavoie
Gage CreedLucas Lavoie
Victor PascowObssa Ahmed
ZeldaAlyssa Brooke Levine

Crew

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DirectorKevin Kölsch
DirectorDennis Widmyer
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