It’s always interesting to see the similarities and differences between two different adaptations of the same novel, and next year’s Pet Sematary will indeed be an interesting experiment. Can Starry Eyes duo Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch do even more justice to Stephen King’s terrifying novel, or will it pale in comparison to what Mary Lambert already did?
The original adaptation of Pet Sematary was of course released back in 1989, and if you’re asking me, Mary Lambert did one hell of a job, creating an endless array of nightmares as well as iconic images and unforgettable moments out of King’s tragic tale. In my mind, Lambert’s Pet Sematary still holds up today, but the re-adaptation promises to go even darker.
This side-by-side comparison shows just how similar the new Pet Sematary looks to Lambert’s adaptation, but here’s hoping next year’s film is an entirely different experience.
After all, what’s the point of making the same movie over again?