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!
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. ⤇
Hollywood has produced hundreds of zombie stories. Each director, writer, producer, and makeup artist has put their unique spin on the look of the undead. While all of them may seem the same in spirit, ⤇