Picks and Pans Review: Pet Sematary

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

If Stephen King has any kind of conscience left, he ought to be feeling haunted right about now by a sense of blame for this offensively gory slasher film that he adapted from his own novel. It features a 3-year-old actor playing the child who ends up doing a lot of the story's gruesome and graphically depicted killing.

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