Subgenres of Terror 2016: 30 Best Psychological Films

The following reviews were extracted from a database and formatted for this book. Tales of Terror (www.terror.ca) is a “gamified” tool designed for horror fans, students, authors and filmmakers. “Gamification” is the transformation and adaptation of tangible concepts into empirical games. This book covers franchise and public domain horror movies only. This rule ensures that each movie can be logically related and compared to another or grouped by similarity. Movies can therefore be classified, and sorted according to inherent properties.

Pet Sematary

A family moves into a town house located near a cemetery rumored to bring back the buried to life.
Horror for Beginners
Creature Feature
United States
1989
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Ghost Film
Animal Film
Animals: 
Cat
Dog
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Babies: 
Toddler
Relative: 
Offspring
Sibling
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Psychics: 
Illusionist
8
One you'll be seeing again and again!
7.04
7.04
7.04
7.04
4
4
4
Ambiance
Editing
Performances
Pet Sematary is a sad and terrifying family story that excels at exploiting one of the deepest and most visceral fears humans have: losing someone they love. We learn about the cursed grounds that bring the dead to life through dialogue and flashbacks during deep discussions between neighbors. The casting is ideal for a sinister supernatural thriller of this intensity.
It feels like a TV movie, but the budget is significant. You get advanced prosthetics and the photography is peculiar. In this Stephen King adaptation, it isn't the house that is haunted but a vaguely defined area whose reach goes far beyond the cemetery gates. The place is surreal and is the villain. It is as eerie as the score: a recurring sonata sang by a children’s choir.
While most horror movies make contortions in order to stand out and be called memorable, Pet Sematary gives us a simple plot that we can all relate to. It reminds us of familiar events, patterns and struggles of family life, love and friendship, and amplifies common situations of sadness with a strong supernatural element; setting the tone for some of the creepiest scenes in horror movie history!
Alternate Titles: 
Pet Cemetery
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