Describing a Stephen King adaptation as “beloved” is about as specific as describing a Platinum Dunes remake as “terrible” or “completely unnecessary.” It’s just not enough information to go on. Even with the stiff competition, 1989’s Pet Sematary has remained a genre staple for the last three decades as evidenced by the recent documentary Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary. Written by King himself and directed by Mary Lambert, the adaptation succeeds on many levels from its gripping writing and gruesome practical effects to an unforgettable performance from the legendary Fred Gwynne. Test your knowledge of the cat-killing, kid-killing, elder-killing adaptation now!
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