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  1. DenoResandono's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    I think PET SEMATARY isn't as good as some people said. It's still able to bring some Stephen King's element in it. To me, it didn't scare me enough. Because a horror movie should've been scary or frightening, right? At least, you could feel the terror of its characters, right? In my opinion, the terror of PET SEMATARY wasn't menacing enough. I almost didn't care with characters. I'm gonna watch it again someday...

  2. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    Lambert's direction is static and in-distinctive. The script (oddly by King himself) doesn't always lineup its comedy, horror, and dramatic tones, feeling like the desired emotion is contradictory to the one that's actually acquired. Gwynne is the only main cast member who leaves an impression. The fearpieces semi-work due to concept (Zelda/Gage's slashing) but the remake hopefully will make them work on all counts.

  3. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    Horrific tale about the loss of one's child and about an Indian burial ground that can bring them back to live at a cost: they are not human anymore. Is your love to your child so enormous that you still want them in your life even if they are only a shell? Stephen King did his own screenplay deciding to go very gory with it so this is not a film for all tastes. I actually liked it even if the acting is below par.

  4. spasmolytic's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    The Shining > Carrie > Pet Sematary

  5. João R's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    There's something about Stephen King's stories that don't resonate with me (I tried other movies, I tried reading the books, ...). As for the movie, I kept feeling that it wanted to be sentimental, then it wanted to be funny and then it wanted to be scary - it's marvelous wanting to be all of this things but it ended up sacrificing its coherence. Nevertheless, the direction was refreshing.

  6. msmichel's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    '..sometimes dead is better...' Effective adaptation of the Stephen King novel holds up pretty well with serviceable direction by Mary Lambert and some memorable horror sequences. The main strike against the film is the lead turn by Dale Midkiff who is just awful throughout. Fairing better is Denise Crosby and the child actors. A good example of 80's style pop horror.

  7. Balthaz21's rating of the film Pet Sematary

  8. Log Lady's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    Holy hell, the kid gave me the fucking creeps. The kitty was cute, though. Adorable fluff ball. I just wish the movie had retained the fever dream atmosphere of the book and its more effective ending.

  9. _cmb's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    This feels like a disney channel halloween movie for adults. I liked exploring the themes of death (and particularly fear & acceptance thereof), especially in the social context of family, but it just fell waay short for me. However, if you don't take it seriously at all, it can be a pretty fun watch, so 2.5 (also for the Zelda scenes which I thought were pretty great).

  10. Pedderrs's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    Sure, it's uneven and there are longs periods that leave you completely cold, but Pet Semetary is worth seeing just a couple of moments that are profoundly affecting. The final minutes are some of the most disturbing and heartbreaking you are ever likely to experience in a horror film. Unfortunately it's all over the place tonally -- some scenes play out like a melodrama, others are more akin to black comedy.

  11. Z's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    Mary Lambert's direction of this film is serviceable and workmanlike. The performances range from adequate to outright terrible. At times this almost feels like a television movie. However, the primal terror and creeping dread of King's seminal work still claws it's way to the surface. At it's best the film manages to convey some of the cold, shivery fear of the novel. The Zelda sequences are pure nightmare fuel.

  12. iamgarethjones's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    I'm not sure why it took me so long to watch this movie but I'm glad that I have. It's got all the ingredients of a classic 80s horror film including a family moving to a new home, an Indian burial ground, jump scares, blood, gore and a very creepy child.

  13. James Roth's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    Some genuinely creepy moments, mostly involving the mums troubled past with her sister but for the most part a little bit shambolic and doesn't really leave you with anything once it's over.

  14. Daniel Roque's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    For a predictable kitsch horror, it can really make you shudder sometimes. Full of so many creepy and silly characters, the one that bored me to death is the little girl Ellie - gurl, nobody cares about you, stop trying to get attention with those premonitions that already have happened.

  15. Yayo's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    It really gave me the chills the way the movie shows death in different ways.. No fair, no fair, no fair, no fair.. No fair

  16. Luca Soldati's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    Buon horror che mescola bene fantasy e horror. La trama è ben strutturata e riesce a coinvolgere molto grazie alle tematiche trattate. La componente horror è ben sfruttata e viene mescolata con elementi fantasy, creando una messa in scena veramente accattivante. I personaggi sono ben caratterizzati e risulta naturale l'empatia con il padre. La regia e la fotografia sono buone e non mancheranno momenti inquietanti.

  17. ashtraygirl's rating of the film Pet Sematary

  18. Brittany Dobish's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    Always will be one of my favorite horror films. Perfectly casted, and a little over the top. Victor Pascow is the ultimate source of reason.

  19. Neide Ramos's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    There's no middle term with Stephen King's adaptations, either they turn out being great or they make you wish you never watched them in the first place. I have to say Pet Sematary was a pretty good one. Loved the early 90's perfect family vibe, all the spookiness of that mysterious blue fog and overall plot development, that even with it's undeniable predictiveness, still entertained me to the last second.

  20. Polyglot's rating of the film Pet Sematary

  21. dominique s.'s rating of the film Pet Sematary

    Not very good and extremely underwhelming.

  22. Kurmismedituoja's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    my first horror movie, watched alone in dark room. Then - it was truly impressive.

  23. SlavicaSkoric's rating of the film Pet Sematary

    contradictory and unconvincing at best. few good scenes, stephen king cameo and three stars for that eighties atmosphere which makes it possible to both be amused and sick at the same time.

  24. Pymo's rating of the film Pet Sematary

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