Ian West’s review published on Letterboxd:
There was a time during the 90's where I would have ranked this 5/5 and it was definitely in my top ten favorite horror movies. I fucking loved Pet Semetary, it scared the shit out of me and I loved every moment of that feeling.
After overdosing on this movie for ten years I took a break, probably about a decade before finally revisiting this a few years ago. Even though it's still filled with effective moments, it unfortunately hasn't aged well for me.
Don't get me wrong I still enjoy Pet Semetary and it still has a lot to offer, I love the story and Fred Gwyne single handedly makes up for any faults I might bestow on this. Anytime I revisit an old favorite I dread moments like this happening. Sometimes It can feel like a gut punch, and sometimes I feel like that little part of me that helped define the movies I like today has slowly died.
THE RAMONES SONG IS STILL 5/5 THOUGH.