Director: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer
Writer: Matt Greenberg, Jeff Buhler
Based on: Stephen King‘s novel
Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence, Obssa Ahmed, Alyssa Brooke Levine, Maria Herrera
Seen on: 16.4.2019
Content Note: racism, ableism
Louis (Jason Clarke), Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two children Gage (Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie) and Ellie (Jeté Laurence) move to the countryside, hoping to find a calmer life there. What Louis finds instead is an old pet cemetery in the woods behind their house. A cemetery he has soon use for when the family cat Church is hit by a truck. His neighbor Jud (John Lithgow) advises him to bury the cat there, introducing Louis to the power that is buried there.
Pet Sematary is an okay film that profits from the fact that I saw it right after Hellboy and compared to that film, it was fanfuckingtastic. But it definitely would have profited even more if they had updated the story in certain (racist, ableist) regards.Continue reading