Movie Review: Pet Sematary (2019)

I’ll just get to it – Zelda from the original Pet Sematary is likely the single most fucked up thing I ever saw in a movie. Her gaunt, diseased visage remains indelibly etched on my inner eyelids and 3 decades later, I have no misguided optimism it’s ever going away. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen plenty of things more disgusting, more graphic, but nothing so incomprehensibly gruesome, yet so horribly real – so shocking and unthinkable, yet so tragically and heartbreakingly…possible. As a boy who cut his teeth on slasher films and poltergeists, I was not prepared and I simply couldn’t make her go away when I closed my eyes...