‘Pet Sematary: Bloodlines’ Review: Paramount+ Resurrects a Property That Hardly Needed a Prequel

Evil, as conceived by Stephen King, is an inexorable force as old as the world itself.

It exists in countless forms, some of which can be staved off for a time but none of which can be extinguished permanently.

It’s as much a part of the earth as it is a part of us, and it persists in a way none of us can or will.The best adaptations of King’s work get under the skin as they force you to reckon with such ideas, staying with you in much the same way his books do.

“Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” is not one of those adaptations.

On a scale from “Thinner” to “The Shining,” it falls in the bottom half alongside the likes of last year’s “Firestarter” remake.

“Who asked for this?” is the question such projects invoke, and Lindsey Anderson Beer’s film never comes up with a satisfying answer.

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