9. Pet Sematary - Could You Bring Your Child Back From The Dead?
The titular Pet Sematary in Stephen King's source material emanates spookiness from every angle, and has been captured perfectly on screen both in 1989 and 2019 to bring its terrifying potential to life. Lurking at the back of the Creed family's property is a burial ground that has the power to bring the dead back to the realm of the living, which sounds good and all, until it's revealed that anything laid to rest in the sour ground doesn't come back the same.It's family cat Churchill that proves this point most unsettlingly, returning with an aggressive appetite for blood after passing away early into the movie.
But the stakes are raised when in 1989's version, toddler Gage is hit by a truck and tragically passes away.
Losing a child is an unimaginably horrible situation to have to deal with in the first place, but it begs the question: Would you bring your child back from the dead if given the opportunity, knowing he'd never be the same again? Whilst the Pet Sematary itself has an unnatural draw to its cursed land, stepping outside of the screen gives you a clear enough head to actually debate the question in its entirety. Is it worth seeing your child again, even if they will become a flesh-hungry zombie in the process?