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!
If you’ve visited the site before, it won’t come as a surprise that we’re huge fans of Stephen King. Along with the prolific author’s written work, many of the films adapted from his stories have gone on to become classics in ⤇
This year’s Pet Sematary addressed practically all of the pain points I felt with the original adaptation, manipulating them in every case necessary to better suit the screen. ⤇