Welcome back to Derry, Maine. Population around 33,000, plus one terrifying monster.
Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s skillful, spooky, and ultimately superfluous updating of Pet Sematary is a film that recycles about 85% of its big screen predecessor wholesale with modest improvements here and there and a respectable reverence for its source material.
Stephen King is a master of psychological horror, and It is his greatest work to date. The novel was recently adapted for the big screen, but if you want to get to the powerful core of the story, you need to read the novel.
Horror films seem to get dumber and dumber with each passing year as studios resort to cheap plots and excessively bad casts. This week if you are looking for a scary movie that has a little bit more to say, check out Stephen King‘s The Mist, which arrives in all it’s scary, misty, greatness. Plus, take in the story of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis in Control; the adaptation of the best selling book, The Kite Runner; or that sci-fi TV gem, Sliders, season four.
Films arriving this week include another creepy Stephen King tale, an action adventure about a hitman, the story of a young man’s musical search for his parents, the modern tale of a princess in Manhattan, a family Christmas movie, and the dysfunctional relationship between two sisters.