Welcome to the fourth day of October! I hope that your year has been going well. If you have been with me a while, you will know that every year I attempt to watch a lot of scary movies for October mostly to cure myself of my wariness of scary movies. When I started this series several years ago, I could barely sit through a scary movie to save my life. Now since doing this series I can say that I am much better. Last year, I decided to attempt to add books to this series. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up completing this series last year, but I have high hopes for this year 😉
The fourth movie this year is Pet Sematary. If you are thinking that I review this movie before technically you would be correct. I reviewed the original movie here. Today I’m going to review the rebooted version of Pet Sematary since they Hollywood decided to bring back the movie to attempt to make it scarier for newer audiences.
In case you haven’t heard of this movie before, this movie is based on yet another novel by Stephen King. The main part of the movie takes place at a house, which is near the University of Maine since the father Louis got a job at the on campus clinic. The closest neighbor the family has is a guy named Judd that lives across the road. While Louis is at work, the daugher Ellie discovers a pet cemetery on the edge of their property and becomes very curious about it. Meanwhile Rachel has begun to have occurring nightmares and visions about her sister’s death. One day at work, Louis fails to save a patient that comes in from an accident and right before the patient dies he gives Louis a warning that this is the beginning of the end for him. Louis is incredibly shaken by this premonition, but doesn’t let on to his family about what happened. Soon after Ellie’s cat, Church is killed and Judd takes Louis to part of the pet cemetery to bury the cat, but doesn’t tell him exactly what would happen. It isn’t long after Church comes back from the dead and soon becomes a warning of all the deaths that would later occur in the movie.
I won’t spoil the ending of the movie for you if you haven’t seen it. I will now point out some differences between the films in case you are considering rewatching the original movie or watching this movie. The main difference is that in this movie the sole survivor at the end is Gage, while in the original it appears that the sole survivor is Ellie. In this movie we also see that Louis doesn’t have the heart to kill Church a second time and that he is then used as a premonition of all the deaths that come. In the original movie, we find that Louis is able to kill Church and save himself from a bit of heartache. I found that this movie had a bit more gore than the first movie thus using the special effects of our time period. At the time of writing this I can’t tell you which movie was more true to Stephen King’s novel, but hopefully I will let you know.
I would recommend that you watch this reboot of the movie although as I previously stated be warned that this movie had quite a bit more gore than the original. If you have seen one movie or another let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your thoughts. Look forward to more content coming here over the next month. If you are really excited I have another post coming for you tomorrow. See you soon!