Pet Sematary Full Movie: “Pet Sematary” Despite horror being something that we will all face one day, death is usually a terribly sad moment, which only in a few cases is lived with integrity. Stephen King understood all the fear that we have at the end of life (especially of our closest beings) and, in Pet Sematary, managed to capture the fear of death starting from losing a pet and leads to the tortuous grief of lose a whole family.
The book was very popular in the early eighties, so much so that it was adapted into a film that, even today, is considered one of the best adaptations of King’s works, and no wonder, the 1989 film had a script written by the same Stephen King, who managed to condense the essence of the 488 pages of the text in little more than an hour and a half of footage.
Launching a remake of Pet Sematary movie seemed complicated, and it was. So much so, that the version that premiered this year fails to reach the levels of tension that were felt in the original film, in addition to making several changes in the structure of the story that, instead of making it more terrifying, make it insipid.
If you are one of the many King fans that exist in the world, you know by heart the plot of Pet Sematary. Louis Creed, a doctor with a conventional family (consisting of his wife Rachel, his children Ellie and Gage) and Church, a cat, moves to Maine with all his family and his pet. His new home is a huge property located between a dangerous road and a rather gloomy pet cemetery. Soon, Louis becomes a close friend of his neighbor, Jud Crandall, an elderly man who has lived all his life in Maine, and knows all the secrets of the town. Due to an accident linked to the road, your cat dies. Before Louis gives the news to his daughter, the owner of the cat, Jud reveals a secret that will bring Church back to life, only to unleash supernatural events that will end up destroying the Creed family.
In essence, the main plot of Pet Sematary book and the two films based on it are the same, but in the new version it was decided to make several changes to “update” the story, in addition to trying to refresh Pet Semantary to make it a film closer to the popular The Conjuring tapes, the result is, to say the least, mediocre, and it takes away everything that was endearing to the previous version. Thus, while the original film owed everything to its atmosphere and two endearing characters (Jud Crandall of Fred “Herman Munster” Gwynne and the iconic ghost Victor Pascow) the ribbon of 2019 is a jumpscares with hardly memorable moments. And I say, not that the previous version was perfect, just remember how pathetic was the final confrontation between Louis and his baby, but achieved several moments of real terror.
Dr. Louis Creed sets up with his family in a house near a busy road. Next to the house there is a path that leads to an animal cemetery; According to the legend, those who are buried there will come back to life.
The protagonists admitted that it is a great film and that it is the best casting that this film has had.
Amy Seimetz said she had read Stephen King’s book from which the movie was adapted.
As well as the resurrected kittens, this new version of Mary Lambert’s truly chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s 1989 novel is simply not the same after pulling her out of the grave.
Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer direct based on the screenplay of Matt Greenberg and Jeff Buhler, which adheres to the original until it definitely departs from him making decisions that totally change the tone and history.
The film is about a young family that settles in a new house on the outskirts of the city looking for a quieter life.
That tranquility they never reach, and all thanks to a patio full of corpses of pets and a nosy neighbor who shows them that they do not have to say goodbye to the beings they love.
Lambert’s film, Pet Sematary adapted for the screen by King himself, is a strange and moving reflection on how a repressed pain and trauma can be so intense that it suffers a monstrous mutation.
The remake is more concerned with existential doubts about life after death and whether it exists or not.
Hollywood should learn that some things do not need to be changed to improve them, and that applies to Pet Semantary. Stephen King’s script for the eighties tape was succinct, but effective. We had 20 minutes to get to know the Creed family and their friendly neighbor Jud Crandall, outside of several truck shots passing at full speed on the road, we had no element of terror until then. That was not bad, on the contrary, it allowed you to feel that history was happening in a credible world. In the new version, in the first 10 minutes we already had three clichés, of those that want you to jump out of your seat, but at the level (or even worse) of the YouTube virals that are made for that purpose (yes, those in which in the end comes out the face of Linda Blair in The Exorcist).
In addition, in the original version the university village to which the Creed family is moving is dreamy, with pleasant neighbors (outside the gloomy lady of the toilet) a sunny climate, and with an incredible landscape. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see that the family feels very comfortable in their new home, and we see that everyone fits without problems in the dynamics of their new life in Maine. And that remains until the tragedy breaks out. In the film of 2019, from the beginning we see that the Creed have many clues that, to anyone with three fingers of front, they would be enough to leave the town immediately. The above is just a way of throwing ourselves in the face, all the time, that we are watching a horror movie, but it takes away all the background of the previous film, showing that a seemingly normal people hide supernatural secrets. All that subtle part is erased in a stroke.
Everything is obvious here. The grim children who bury a dead dog with aesthetically-made masks look good, but they add nothing to the plot, and the countless warnings of all the family members to flee from what is coming do not work, either, at all. , only to verify that we are before a father of a family, to say the least, negligent.
As if that were not enough, the two greatest characters of the previous film, Jud Crandall and the ghost Victor Pascow, here do not get to excel. The new Crandall (John Lithgow) lacks the tenderness that Fred Gwynne projected at the beginning of the previous film. In the eighties version, the friendship between Crandall and the Creeds developed organically throughout the film.
Here, after a scene in which Rachel Creed sees him with distrust, she immediately becomes a good friend of the family so that the scares arrive faster. Also, if in the book it is explained that not all the animals that have been revived thanks to the cursed cemetery become diabolical, and the same happens (although with less nuances) in the original tape, here Crandall seems a fool to reveal at a moment in that there is no turning back that everyone who goes through the process of resurrection returns corrupted. Why take Louise to the old Indian cemetery if you know the price you pay for using it? In the book and in the old tape it is explained that the curse of the wendigo makes it impossible not to tell the history of the cemetery, but in the new movie there is no justification for reviving the Church cat, why we do not even see that there is so much Honey for the cat in the beginning.