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5.0 out of 5 stars Effectively Disturbing!, April 25, 2000
This review is from: Pet Sematary [VHS] (VHS Tape)
After reading Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary" and being a little disturbed by it, I figured that I would rent the movie to see what a terrible adaptation some money-hungry fellow made. After viewing the film I was quite surprised. The first half of the film starts out nice with a happy family enjoying thier new rural home. But then we see the second half of the film in which all turns to hell. After Gage is killed you can't help but feel bad, no one wants to see a boy that cute skin his knee let alone what happens to him in this film. The performances in the film were mostly well done, especially from Fred Gwynne (Jud Crandall), Denise Crosby (Rachel Creed) & Miko Hughes (Gage Creed). The Pet Sematary novel was meant to be disturbing, and this film certainly is just that. Most likely the reason people hate this film and think it's sick is because they too were disturbed by it. It's definitely not a film to give you a positive outlook on life, but I guess that's what makes it such an effective horror film.
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Initial post: Jan 24, 2010 12:24:52 PM PST
Jo says:
Great review, but did you have to give away things about the movie? Most people read reviews, not to learn of outcomes, but to find an honest critique.

Posted on Jan 24, 2010 12:25:21 PM PST
Jo says:
Great review, but did you have to give away things about the movie? Most people read reviews, not to learn of outcomes, but to find an honest critique.

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 3:00:59 AM PDT
JOe says:
Liked your review. Maybe the film doesn't give you a positive outlook on life, but it should give you a positive outlook on death. No matter how ugly and unfair it ever is, death is a release from suffering. It is beyond our comprehension while we're still living, and is not to be interfered with.

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 8:20:02 AM PDT
It is worth noting, in light of viewers who were so disturbed by this story, that author King admitted in an interview that he even freaked himself out a bit in the act of penning this tale, and had to put it aside a bit before finishing. He had written stories before involving threats to family, but perhaps this one hit a bit closer to home somehow....
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