Pet Graveyard Review
March 24, 2019 at 2:51am
This is an interesting look at the concept of death, as a group engages in "brinking". Apparently this selection of people have read extensively into the act of suffocation for death, in a particular area. By performing this act, or dying and then being revived in general. Then, the group can meet loved ones in a sort of purgatory as to say.
While things initially seem great for the brief moments they have, there's a horrific element hidden behind it. When you enter this place, it expects you to stay there forever. That's where things transition into a darker atmosphere of a few people shrugging off the grip of death as it slowly aims to consume them. It's actually not a terrible viewing, assuming you can get past the rather silly concept of them suffocating one another. Even the initial opening is rather neat, sets the stage for things to come.
The film is also decently well shot, I was surprised by the solid presentation. The acting was largely fine as well, with some decent performances. It came together for what was generally an alright viewing. There was a nice sense of death in the distance in the form of a small creature, and the death scenes were fine in presentation.
Adding some gore elements in there, and having some unsettling deaths. I found the manner in which they choked out one another to be well done, as it was a bit hardcore for sure. The plot was fine, the setup was nothing new yet the concept was different for sure.
Pet Graveyard is watchable, it's an alright showcase of death as three individuals attempt to brink it. It's all about meeting loved ones once again, until they turn into your worst nightmare. It's a nice shift of tender moments that are quickly adjusted into a rotten mess as they never want the people to leave.
The gore was fine, a nice quality and this was well shot. I was surprised by the setups of the environments for the most part and this came together for a fine showing. I wasn't blown away by it, but found it to be something that could be viewed for an alright time. The acting is decent, it's shot well and the concept of death was something different.
Pet Graveyard Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening Provided by October Coast Publicity
Rating Overall: 5.6