Pet Sematary Review
Written by: Suspiria_89
The first three horror movies I remember seeing are A Nightmare on Elm Street, Childs Play, and Pet Sematary. And none of them terrified me as much as Pet Sematary. If it wasn’t for this movie, I might not like horror as much as I do today. Pet Sematary is the first horror movie that had an impact on me. A lot of the scenes stuck in my memory and really messed with my head, especially the ones involving Zelda.
Plot: For families, moving is a new beginning. But for the Creeds, it could be the beginning of the end. Because they’re just moved in next door to a place that children built with broken dreams, the Pet Sematary. It’s a tiny patch of land that hides a mysterious Indian Burial ground with the powers of resurrection.
Everything about this movie makes it a masterpiece. From the scary and haunting beginning, to the tragic and shocking ending. This is one of the few movies that still creeps me out. I still have trouble watching some of the scenes that involve Zelda. There is just something about her that is terrifying. One of things I like a lot about this movie is the seriousness. It isn’t cheesy and there is no comic relief, its all dark and mean. One of things that helps give the movie that feeling is the great acting. Denise Crosby(Rachel) gives a terrific and believable performance. When her son is tragically killed you can almost feel her pain. Although the acting and the atmosphere is great, Gage is what really makes the movie so great. The scene where he is walking down a hallway holding a scalpel is absolutely unforgettable. Then, just when you think the terror is finally over, it hits you with a shocking and horrific ending.
I tried to think of a few flaws, but right now I can’t think of any. I’ve heard a lot people complain about plot holes and bad acting. But I would have to disagree. The only bad acting I saw in the movie was from the little girl and I don’t think there was any plot holes. I also hear people complain about Louis’s Character by saying that no one would be stupid enough to keep burying people in the Indian Burial ground after you saw what happens. I kind of agree with this, but you have to remember that he just lost his whole family and he has basically lost all sanity.
Overall Pet Sematary is horror classic that needs to be in every horror fans collection. It’s scary, disturbing and will definitely creep you out and get underneath your skin. I also highly recommend the book. It’s much more detailed than the movie and is even more disturbing.