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‘Pet Sematary’ Early Reviews Point To One Of The Best Stephen King Adaptations Ever

Pet Sematary screened at the South By Southwest film festival last night, and based on the early reactions/reviews – the film really delivers, which is welcome news for fans of the Stephen King novel.

We’ll start with the early reactions – followed by the reviews below them.

Some reviews for the film have surfaced on Rotten Tomatoes as well:

SlashFilm: Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer take the terror that Stephen King forged, and mold it into something fresh, and exciting, and downright horrifying. Pet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever.

Collider: Pet Sematary isn’t striving to be an easy communal crowdpleaser. Just like the source material, it’s a movie with a real thoughtful mean streak that’ll chill you to the bone, and ensure you remain on edge well after it concludes.

Consequence Of Sound: While the changes to the source material are guaranteed to polarize some King fans, Pet Sematary bucks the remake trap of simply paying homage to an iconic piece of horror.

Dread Central: Scary as hell, beautifully shot, and faithful in tone, horror fans won’t want to miss this!

We Got This Covered: Pet Sematary is proficiently tense, dashingly macabre and soaked in nightmarish tones that thrive on audience screams.

Variety: Plenty efficient for those simply looking to be scared…

The Wrap: Its terrifying story about death still leaves audiences with much to think about long after the credits roll, and the twists that lead to a new ending are fun to follow.

THR: A solid if not earthshaking horror pic built around notably good performances.

So there you have it. It looks like this year’s Pet Sematary movie really delivers, and that fans of the Stephen King novel will definitely be getting a worthwhile adaptation. The marketing has been pretty spooky, without giving away too much – which apparently worked.

After all, King himself gave a warning about the film back in February:

We’ll know for sure when the film hits theaters on April 5th, 2019.

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