Monday 29 July 2019

PET SEMATARY (2019) - Review

A grief stricken father finds its never wise to mess around in old Indian burial grounds in PET SEMATARY, the new adaptation of horror author Stephen Kings classic novel, which available Digitally now and out on Disc in August

Louis Creed (Jason Clark - "Terminator Genisys", "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes") has just moved into a new home with his family, near the rural town of Ludlow, Maine. 

When the family's cat is killed on the nearby road, their neighbour Jud Crandall (John Lithgow - "Interstellar", "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes") tells Louis of a place , deep in the woods, where they can bury him. 

So when the cat returns alive and seemingly well the next day, Louis is extremely surprised to say the least. Although, he doesn't appear to be quite so cute and loveable any more.

But when his daughter is struck by a passing lorry days later, the grief stricken father does something extremely rash, which may have dire consequences for the rest of his family as he discovers there is a reason why the Indians stopped burying their dead there...

Also starring Amy Seimetz (Alien Covenant), Pet Sematary offers a few twists on the previous 1989 adaptation, being a lot darker and doesn't quite go in the direction you think its going to. Also features a new version of the old Ramones song "Pet Sematary" by Starcrawler.

King fans are bound to love it.

I was sent the DVD to review which comes with the following special features...

Alternate Ending
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Night Terrors – Family Haunting Visions (deleted nightmare sequences)
The Tale of Timmy Baterman (Deleted scene of Jud Crandall narrating a tale that befell the Baterman family in the town)

The Blu Ray release also contains the additional feature...
Beyond the Deadfall - 4 Part Behind the scenes documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with the cast and crew.
The 4K UHD release comes packaged with the Blu-Ray disc. The 4K disc contains the film only, with the BD containing the film and the same extras as the standalone disc.

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