This is for the 2015 (1st) edition of the list. For the 2016 (2nd) edition, go here.
Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.
Though never recognized as one of the best cinematic adaptations of Stephen King material, Mary Lambert's "Pet Sematary" has a lot to offer horror fans. A chilling, sometimes surreal nightmare of wish fulfillment and domestic tragedy, King's own screenplay and Lambert's direction combine for a worthy, high quality piece of horror. Effective atmosphere, well-placed gore, and rivulets of palpable terror set the stage for a film that is engaging, frightening, and memorable.
The story of a young family whose tragedy leads it down dark paths, "Pet Sematary" is a modern-day retelling of "The Monkey's Paw" dressed in a note of studio-horror polish and a touch of late-1980s hokiness. The narrative moves from the domestic to the supernatural with ease, culminating…
Fuck you Trey Parker for making me consistently laugh everytime I watch this film now. This is still in my top 5 favorite horror films.
I have seen this movie more times than I can keep track, tonight we decided to show my brother-in-law Pet Sematary because he had never seen it before. It was tonight, while watching it that I realized just how bad this movie is.
Often times nostalgia gives you these good feelings and clouds your judgement when it comes to seeing a movie for what it really is, unfortunately, nostalgia isn't helping Pet Sematary any longer. This movie isn't that terrible but the acting surely is horrible. It was really scary the first few times I watched this in the early 1990s but I was also pretty young then.
The way Ellie cries is like nails on a chalkboard for me. It never bothered me much before but now it's just horrendous. Everyone in the film is just really terrible.
What a bummer.
Now, I want to play with you...
I'm sorry, I'm a grown man and that little kid still freaks me the fuck out. Yes, the scenes where little Cage is clearly a stiff mannequin fighting with his father Louis are evident more today then ever before because of glorious high definition... but god damn look at what he did to Fred Gwynne! He was beloved Herman Munster for God's sake!
The bad parts of the film for me have transcended into camp and I am blind to anything critical. I did note this time around that the scene that seems to bother me most is seeing that big red 18 wheeler, as if it's this unstoppable indestructibly force of…
i was really into this + the book as a teen, and was pleasantly surprised to find it still made me want to barf but, like, in a good way all this time later. i don't know if it's the creepy images or the horror of grief or that goddamn indian burial ground on top of the end of the world that does it, but this story just kills me. yeah, this could have used some more style or better acting, and i can understand pretty much all the criticism, but i think we can also agree that fred gwynne and the ghost dude and the semetary itself are good as hell - right?
this fucking movie. that little kid looks way too much like my own daughter did at that age.
Pet Sematary is one of the most disturbing horror films ever made, and certainly the most tragic. Dealing with the loss of a child, and the gradual descent to madness as a result of that loss, it's depressing and wonderfully creepy. Sure, it's pretty dated and cheesy at points, but what every horror fan remembers is the imagery.
The Awesome: The imagery, the imagery, the imagery. Macabre, horrifying, creepy, startling, and just plain scary; Pet Sematary has moments that will sear into your mind. If you haven't seen the film, you won't believe some of the compositions in this one. Claustrophobic, tight and extremely intense, Pet Sematary has one of the greatest climaxes in horror history. It's that great, sending…
I loved this movie at the time, but I haven't seen it since it's original release. It may or may not have stood the test of time.
Una perla orrorifica, con il suo evocativo cimitero degli animali. La regista Mary Lambert, in un territorio che vede da sempre l'egemonia maschile, dimostra di saperci fare. Certo, le riflessioni sulla morte e la sofferenza della perdita sono trattati in maniera un po' banale e patetica, ma sono gli spunti per momenti veramente terrorizzanti (le terrificanti apparizioni di Zelda ancora oggi non riesco a sostenerle). Attori discreti (il protagonista sembra lobotomizzato). Eccellenti gli effetti speciali. Eppoi ci sono i Ramones sui titoli di coda!
What a dummy
Sometimes dead is better.
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Good one. What makes this movie work is the fact that it's rooted in lore we don't understand, like a condemned Native American burial site. So the supernatural aspect doesn't just seem like a zombie but more like someone came back in the form of a bad wish, or a curse. Be careful what you wish for! A lot of King's earlier works were more supernatural in nature and this one is a fave of mine. They even have a song at the end by the Ramones. Creepy cat, creepy kid, it's all there.
The final part of my Halfway to Hoop-Tober list
I didn't manage to watch every movie I had planned because of crappy planning. Oh well, shit happens I suppose. I'll do better next time.
Highly overrated. Wooden acting, not very scary and feels really cheesy which seems to be the case with many Stephen King adaptations. I really only enjoyed the last twenty five minutes or so where it became very lynchian in style.
Not sure if I'm disappointed because I was expecting more of a Night of the Living Dead with animals, but the first half moved a little slow. Thankfully, the third act hits all of the creepy notes and redeems it as a compelling horror film. If nothing else, the cat continues the winning streak of animal actors in Stephen King-based movies after Cujo. Never has something so fluffy looked so terrifying. Still, wished it was more of a crazy dead animal epidemic movie.
Clumsy at times, and the acting is a bit stiff, but the final 20 minutes totally make up for it all. The kid is really frightening and the ending totally Kingian in the best possible way.
I think the May hunt went okay, so let's keep this thing rolling!
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The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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