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  • The recent Pet Sematary adaptation made a major change from Stephen King's book. 1 / 9

  • Instead of Gage Creed, his sister Ellie Creed is killed. 2 / 9

  • However, this change didn't work quite as well as it was intended. 3 / 9

  • Even though Ellie's older age allowed her to be more aware of her death, adding some new layers to the character... 4 / 9

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  • Turning an innocent toddler into a fully-capable killer was far more devastating. 5 / 9

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  • Ellie being aware of her condition humanized her more, which is a common complaint with modern interpretations of classic villains. 6 / 9

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  • Also, having her speak added far too much exposition. The final act is better with a 'show, don't tell' approach. 7 / 9

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  • In the end, the death of a child is haunting enough, but Gage's death brought a more effective kind of terror. 8 / 9

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