Good news: the first reviews of the remake of Cemitério Maldito came out this week for the first time at the SXSW horror festival, and the responses were very positive! In all, ten reviews were published about the film on Rotten Tomatoes, bringing the film to 100% approval. Check out the excerpt translated by Cinema10 from two reviews:
“Cursed Cemetery doesn’t dare follow in the footsteps of its predecessors. Kolsch and Widmyer don’t bother to retread the story we know and instead give us something much more satisfying. Instead, they give us such a scary story. , so substantial and even with a little humor to alleviate the brutal blow of abject terror. Honor every bit of King’s meditation on death and sadness while maintaining your own identity. In fact, I could write 2000 more words on why this movie is so good and one of the best King stories out there, but I prefer you to see it for yourself. Forget King’s romance or the 1989 movie, there’s room in the genre for everyone to coexist. let the thrilling tale of primitive dread and anguish wash over you. It is shocking, moving, scary, and even funny. It’s worth it. ” – Bloody Disgusting
“But will any of these things beat the king’s purists? Or fans of the 1989 film? Anyone who expects the new Cursed Cemetery to play by the same rules [dos anteriores], you will be shocked and perhaps even disappointed. The entire third act of the particular film is very different from what King wrote so many years ago. However, despite all this, I really believe that this is one of the best adaptations of King’s work. Because, in the end, you understand exactly what makes the book so powerful and terrifying. “Death is a mystery, and burial is a secret,” King wrote in the introduction to the novel, and that seems to serve as a mantra for the film as a whole. No one can know what awaits us when we abandon this deadly coil, but the implications of King’s novel and this new interpretation of the material make it clear that, whatever it is, it is preferable to tamper with these secrets and mysteries. As Jud Crandall says, “Sometimes the dead are better.” “- Slashfilm
In the film, Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move into a rural home, where they are welcome and enlightened about the mysterious ‘Pet Cemetery’ located near their home. After his cat is tragically killed by a truck, Louis calls for burial in the mysterious cemetery, which is definitely not what it seems, proving that sometimes death is better.
The release of the film is expected for April 4 in theaters.
Read more about Cemitério Maldito at Cinema10.