I did not expect this to be as good as it was to be honest. I’ve not read the book, but having read some King, I imagine that the overall tone of domestic melodrama, sprinkled with extreme trauma, is pretty much bang on.
I know one thing for sure: viewers with a child are watching a different movie to those without a child.
Can’t forgive the Mum for breaking so many horror movie rules, though. Elementary errors all round!
Oh, and I forgot to mention the uncredited four-legged star(s)! They are fantastic and I felt so sorry for them in all that awful make-up!