Breath­ing new life into fa­mil­iar story

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as tor­tured par­ents forced to make dev­il­ishly dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions and John Lith­gow’s Jud, though dif­fer­ent from Fred Gwynne’s beloved por­trayal of the char­ac­ter in the 1989 orig­i­nal, more than matches his pre­de­ces­sor.

Young­ster Jeté Lau­rence (El­lie) delves deeper into raw emo­tion and test­ing phys­i­cal­ity than she’ll likely ever have to do through­out the rest of her ca­reer.

Wicker Man-like masks and a drip­ping blood scene straight out of The Shining show Kölsch and Wid­myer know their hor­ror and the res­ur­rec­tions of both an­i­mals and hu­mans re­sult in nerve-wrack­ing, vis­ceral scares.

An up­grade on the orig­i­nal and one of the best big-bud­get King adap­ta­tions, Pet Se­matary breaths new life into a fa­mil­iar story of the un­dead. Alex Gar­land proves Ex Machina was no fluke with an­other slick of smart, stylish sci-fi.

A top cast, in­clud­ing Natalie Port­man, shine in a thought­pro­vok­ing, grip­ping tale.

Ter­ror awaits Ja­son Clarke’s Louis is haunted by some dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions

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