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Differences Between The Film & Novel Versions Of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY - Movies In Focus
Stephen King’s terrifying novel, Pet Sematary was written back in 1983 and has since received a film adaptation in 1989, with the second film adaptation due out in the next few weeks – but which version is better? To celebrate the 30th anniversary release of the original Pet Sematary (1989) film, which isavailable on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on March 25, Movies In Focus looking into the key differences between the novel and the movie adaptations. ELLIE OR GAUGE CREED In Stephen King’s terrifying novel and the 1989 version of Pet Sematary, the youngest Creed, Gauge, is killed by a monster truck. This is a crucial element to the narrative, as the loss of their son is the catalyst for the haunting things that happen next. However, in Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s 2019 version of Pet Sematary Gauge’s older sister Ellie is the one to be hit by the truck. In many ways this has an effect on the storyline, as Dennis Widmyer’s explained in an interview that changing the death to be an older child adds more psychological layers to the narrative. Ellie Creed understands what she becomes whereas Gauge in the novel and the 1989 version [...]