Pet Sematary Review
Written by: dead*in*the*scene
The first time i saw this movie i was 3 years old, and even now the movie effects me just as profoundly as it did when i was younger. It hasn't lost the chills and the moments that make you want to cover your ears and look away and that is what makes it such a great movie.
Fred Gwynne does an AMAZING job playing the elderly neighbor who, in his attempt at trying to help louis bring his daughters dead cat back to life, winds up unleashing hell on louis and the rest of his family as the story goes on. When his son dies and louis digs him up out of his grave and sits with him holding him close and talking to him, it's very emotional. Seeing how much pain he is going through and how desperate he is to get his son back into his life. He gets drawn too much into the power of the "pet semetary" and unwittingly destroys everything he has. It started with the cat and ended with his wife.
I think some of the scenes that effected me the most were the one's with rachels dead sister zelda, in them. Because unlike other movies who make ghosts and spirits into nothing more then silly, pointless and unrealistic characters in the movie, zelda was very believable because she wasn't a ghost. She was what haunted rachel and what tormented her and the way they manifest it in the movie just added even more to the overall effect of it.
And of course there can be no review without the mention of Paxcow, the dead guy who follows louis throughout the movie and tries to get him to do the right thing. The idea of someone who looks so ghastly and menacing actually being the good guy was a great idea and something i haven't seen in very many other movies at all.
I have no complaints about this movie what so ever. everything was amazing and still is and i am sure many years down the road it will continue to send chills up my spine and i wouldn't ask for more.