Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

Directed by Mary Lambert

In this thriller by Stephen King, a young doctor and his family move to a small town in Maine and discover that they are living near a very unusual burial ground.

A young doctor and his family move to a small town in Maine and discover that they are living near a very unusual burial ground.

Cast: Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Dale Midkiff

Member Reviews

Pretty iconic stuff! Also one of the rare instances where the child acting is pretty great. Especially from the actor who plays Gage.

grencasas
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a day ago

Although I'm glad I've seen this version before the remake, there were certain aspects that really snapped me back to reality throughout the film. One was the dad screaming after his tragedy, which is completely cartoonish despite it's intended meaning. Aside from that, some of the imagery was fun and "Pas-cow" was a delight every time he was on screen. King's cameo is also fun to watch, but the small bits of enjoyment are not enough to thoroughly enjoy this dated horror piece.

Dubya
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a day ago

Although graced with a few memorable moments (images of the hissing, undead cat, Church, are genuinely creepy), this adaptation of the beloved Stephen King novel sadly fails to survive the test of time. The flat acting of Dale Midkiff (Louis Creed) is the primary culprit (his comically inept “Noooooo!” turns what should be the most tragic scene of the film into an inadvertent laughfest), but another major misstep is the use of toddler actor Miko Hughes instead of an animatronic version of zombie Gage. Little Gage is both too tiny and too cute to be taken seriously as an actual threat to grown adults, lending an air of absurdity to the film’s final moments. I’m hopeful that the upcoming 2019 reboot is able to more effectively convey the horror of the underlying novel.

E.F.LaGrand
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5 days ago

Although graced with a few memorable moments (images of the hissing, undead cat, Church, are genuinely creepy), this adaptation of the beloved Stephen King novel sadly fails to survive the test of time. The flat acting of Dale Midkiff (Louis Creed) is the primary culprit (his comically inept “Noooooo!” turns what should be the most tragic scene of the film into an inadvertent laughfest), but another major misstep is the use of toddler actor Miko Hughes instead of an animatronic version of zombie Gage. Little Gage is both too tiny and too cute to be taken seriously as an actual threat to grown adults, lending an air of absurdity to the film’s final moments. While not usually a fan of film remakes, in this case I’m hopeful that the upcoming 2019 reboot is able to more effectively convey the horror of the underlying novel.

E.F.LaGrand
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5 days ago

Although graced with a few memorable moments (images of the hissing, undead cat, Church, are genuinely creepy), this adaptation of the beloved Stephen King novel sadly fails to survive the test of time. The flat acting of Dale Midkiff (Louis Creed) is the primary culprit (his comically inept “Noooooo!” turns what should be the most tragic scene of the film into an inadvertent laughfest), but another major misstep is the use of toddler actor Miko Hughes instead of an animatronic version of zombie Gage. Little Gage is both too tiny and too cute to be taken seriously as an actual threat to grown adults, lending an air of absurdity to the film’s final moments. While not usually a fan of film remakes, in this case I’m hopeful that the upcoming 2019 reboot is able to more effectively convey the horror of the underlying novel.

E.F.LaGrand
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5 days ago