Film adaptations of beloved books are always put under a microscope. Fans of the book are always quick to throw out that the film could never possibly be as good. Stephen King fans, in particular, have been put through the wringer when it comes to adaptations over the years. While some have a fun '90s nostalgia vibe to them, a lot of the film versions of King's most popular novels can be hard to watch. Overall, the 1989 adaptation of Pet Sematary falls in the beloved category, which is why when another adaptation was announced, fans were leery.
Every adaptation has to cut or change things from the book it's adapting, and the 2019 Pet Sematary is no different. It also has to compete with people's love of the original adaptation. In order to keep things fresh, there were quite a few alterations this time around.