Stephen King Says Pet Sematary Is Fucking Great
I like a decent horror film, but in my opinion, good ones are few and far between. I was skeptical about the It remake, but that turned out to be pretty decent. Now some critics are praising the new screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, so I’m hopeful that it’s going to be just as good, but I’m staying a little skeptical.
But what does the author himself think of the new film? well, this is what he told EW when he was asked what he thought about the movie:
“It’s fucking great! It’s a really good movie. It’s a grown-up, adult kind of movie. It’s not like 12 semi-clad teens get killed in a summer camp. In this particular time frame, you know, there’ve been several movies that have been successful. Horror movies like Jordan Peele’s Get Out last year. And then I think when Us opens, I think it’s gonna be big. I think it’s gonna be huge. Those are like adult-type fantasies.”
I’m still holding on to my skepticism, but am quietly happy to be going to see it this week.
Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.