4 out of 5 Stars
Movie review provided by our mom, Nancy:
With much anticipation, I went with three of my family members, Grandpa and two of the grandsons, to see Stephen King’s new movie, “Pet Sematary”. I had read the book and watched the first movie. The boys came along because they just wanted to be scared. I have to say, everyone was slightly disappointed.
Per the movie description:
Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two children, Gage and Ellie, move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.
Although it was high on creepiness and extremely well done, it really didn’t measure up to King’s movie, “It”. Now that movie was terrifying. Don’t get us wrong, there were a few decidedly scary “jump” moments and, if you aren’t a jaded horror movie buff, you would probably be properly scared. However, the youngest grandson to go, 15 years old, had never seen a horror movie before. Even he was disappointed in the total fear factor. He fully expected to terrorized.
Overall, the movie was excellently and skillfully produced and is still well worth the time and money to go see. You can’t ever go totally wrong with a Stephen King creation, which is why I gave it four stars.
Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog.
Anne, Nancy, and Eric