We’re less than two weeks away from the US release of Pet Sematary, and those of us who weren’t lucky enough to catch the film’s premiere at SXSW recently have been chomping at the bit for it. Our own Jonathan Barkan was in attendance for the movie’s premiere, and you can read his glowing review HERE.
But you don’t have to take his word that the movie is fantastic; the majority of the reviews for Pet Sematary that came out of SXSW are fantastic. Now, the folks at WatchMojo have assembled the Top 10 sentiments expressed by critics who screened the film. Yes, it includes an excerpt from Jonathan’s review!
Give it a spin at the top of the article. If you can’t stream, or simply want to cut to the chase, you can read the Top 10 things critics are saying about Pet Sematary beneath the film’s trailer and synopsis below.
Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.
Pet Sematary is directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer and stars Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz. Look for it to begin haunting US theaters on April 5th.
- Pet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever filmed.
- Pet Sematary is a worthy successor to Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary, released in 1989.
- Pet Sematary is even darker than Stephen King’s novel!
- The characters and themes in Pet Sematary are complex.
- Pet Sematary contains references to other books/films of Stephen King.
- Pet Sematary is unexpectedly funny.
- Pet Sematary delivers scares.
- Amy Seimetz steals the show.
- Pet Sematary makes several changes to the source material.
- The Final Act of Pet Sematary is crazy!