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Pet Sematary, 1989 – ★★ (contains spoilers)

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Ahh, the ol’ “Indian” burial ground trope. I feel like if the animals buried there “come back different,” it should be in an inhuman, feral way, not as a giggling serial killer with no motivation but to slice & dice. Plus, the lead actor is just awful here. Not a moment of truth in his performance. Clumsy foreshadowing, and a terrible case of “tell, don’t show.” Just a shambles of a movie.

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