Pet Sematary: Bloodlines movie review (2023)

In the film “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines,” the performances of David Duchovny and Pam Grier leave much to be desired. Their flat portrayals of townspeople burdened by an ancestral curse do not add depth or intrigue to the story. However, Forrest Goodluck delivers a genuinely good performance as Jud’s childhood friend, Manny. Unfortunately, the film fails to establish a strong bond between the characters through brief flashbacks. The editing of the movie is also a major downfall, lacking suspense and timing. Even the jump scares fall flat, relying solely on ghoulish carnage. While there are some interesting ideas in the screenplay, they get buried in the muck of the film. The brief flashback to 1674 is more convincing and compelling than the core narrative. Overall, “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” fails to deliver a captivating horror experience.

Summery :

– David Duchovny and Pam Grier’s performances in “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” are not engaging and fall flat
– The only standout performance in the movie comes from Forrest Goodluck, who plays Jud’s childhood friend Manny
– Flashbacks to the boys’ friendship do little to establish a strong bond
– Muddy nighttime photography contributes to a lackluster atmosphere
– The editing of the film is a major flaw and causes the movie to drag on both macro and micro levels
– Jump scares do not work effectively, leaving only moments of ghoulish carnage to keep the audience engaged
– There are some good ideas buried in the screenplay, particularly a brief flashback to 1674 that explores the origins of evil on the land
– Unfortunately, these promising ideas are not fully developed or revisited
– Overall, the film disappoints and lacks the suspense and timing expected in the horror genre

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