Some boundaries are never meant to be crossed, and the line between life and death is no exception. “Pet Sematary”, directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, is a chilling remake of a classic horror film based on Stephen King’s book, “Pet Sematary”.
King has a long history of writing horror novels with incredible attention to detail, including when he describes scenes of gore. The 2019 remake did what the original 1989 film could not: depict that level of gore and graphic violence.
The original film had one issue when it came to portraying the resurrected. Aside from a slight makeup change, they were given a red lens flare around their eyes. The remake had a vastly larger budget, which was beautifully used all around the film, including makeup.
When it came to following Kings’ book, the original film takes a win by a long shot. The remake followed the book up until the first death, it was then that they decided to kill the wrong child. They attempted to get back in line with the book with even more bloody and gory details.
As an avid horror movie fanatic, I enjoyed the remake. I loved the use of computer-generated imagery and dramatic sceneries that tied well with this movie. I give it five out of five stars.
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