PLOT: After tragedy strikes, a young father looks to the powers of a mysterious burial ground that has mystical, possibly evil, powers. 

First thing is first: if a 2-year old got hit by a truck that size going that fast, there’d be no body to bury.  That kid would be liquefied instantly and this movie wouldn’t have a second act.  Second of all, he’s 2-years old.  Kick him across the goddamn room when he comes at you with a scalpel.

I’ve heard from multiple people that Pet Sematary is one of Stephen King’s scariest books; there has to be something lost in translation when it comes to the movie, though, because I can’t imagine that this movie is able to adapt exactly what people find so scary about this story.  This is kind of a silly movie.  The concept is an interesting one, and I really like Fred Gwynne in this, but when it comes right down to it, it’s just a toddler.  This shouldn’t be that difficult to take care of.  Does no one have a baseball bat?

 

gore 1

This is a pretty bloodless movie.  Fred Gwynne gets cut across the mouth and ankle, but other than that, there’s nothing.

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Gore Rating: 1 out of 5

 

 

scares

The idea of losing a child is a heartbreaking one, but that’s as close as we get to something that could be considered scary.

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Scares Rating: 0 out of 5

 

 

sex nudity

Nothing.

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Nudity Rating: 0 out of 5

 

 

Overall

This is an interesting concept that is kind of let down by the fact that it’s just sort of a little unbelievable, because the eventual bad guy is a tiny little child.  It’s sort of a problem with turning a book into a film; it probably worked in a novel, because the reader uses their imagination, but here, you actually have to commit to the fact that a toddler, barely able to walk, is terrorizing people, including a man that stands at 6’5”.

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Overall Rating: 5 out of 10

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