THEY DON’T COME BACK THE SAME.
The Creed family move to a small town in Maine where their house lies close to a pet cemetery that inspires terrifying rumors. An improvement on the 1989 adaptation of the classic horror novel, thanks to a few good changes in the story and playful nods to Stephen King’s universe. John Lithgow and Jason Clarke are fine, but both movies struggle with what looks like conflicting agendas – an earnest desire to tap into deeper thoughts on grief while also delivering conventional, formulaic scares.
2019-U.S. 101 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer. Novel: Stephen King. Cast: Jason Clarke (Louis Creed), Amy Seimetz (Rachel Creed), John Lithgow (Jud Crandall), Jeté Laurence, Obssa Ahmed, Alyssa Brooke Levine.