Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pet Sematary 2 (1992)

While the first is clearly the better film, Pet Sematary 2 will always be the more frightening film to me. I distinctly remember having to run from my bed and sleep in the living room with the lights on just from seeing the trailer, I was that terrified. Even now, the scenes of Gus and the deteriorated Zowie haunt my dreams. The story progression is very similar in structure to the first, with the new kid in town befriending a social outcast when the two of them get caught up in more undead horrors after burying a lost pet in the desecrated Indian burial ground. The acting and plot are both just above average for most of the film, though neither the opening nor the forced ending ever sat well with me. It does continue to succeed where the first film did by unnerving the audience through a constant sense of unease, a chilling score, and a barrage of nightmarish images with that god damned dog from hell. Fuck is that thing scary. I have a soft spot in my heart for this film despite its many flaws, but I think it is entirely worth seeing and offers many truly terrifying scenes.

Rating: 7/10.
Entertainment: 8/10.
Gore: 7/10.



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2 comments:

  1. I don't have that favourable a memory of "Pet Sematary 2", but I can totally relate to you from an equally harrowing experience when seeing the trailer for "Dawn of the Dead" for the first time; fond memories are made of moments like these.

    *Edited a typo*

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  2. Im certain most fans of the original probably have a sour taste left in their mouth for this one, but hopefully it will be given a second chance! I can only imagine what it must have been like seeing the original trailer for Dawn, plenty of the red stuff Im sure!

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