Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Sometimes dead is better.
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.
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…
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.
"Sometimes dead is better."
This movie was one of my favorite horror movies growing up, and I still really enjoy it. It's not a perfect film, but it still holds up in my book. The casting is spotty, I like Lieutenant Tasha Yar and Herman Munster, but I'm not a fan of the Dad and little girl. It's still creepy as shit, and there's a lot of arm hair raising moment. I also enjoyed the practical effects, the blood and gore scenes were well done. It's one of those films where you'll question a lot of things, like why would Herman Munster take the dad to the graveyard knowing what happens after the dead come back, and why wouldn't these people just throw up a speed limit sign, but I guess then we wouldn't have a movie now would we.
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 straddles a fine line between effectiveness and silliness, but it should satisfy horror aficionados nonetheless with it's macabre tone and hints of black humour. Others, especially young parents, may find the emotional cruelty of some of the contents distressing. Based on Stephen King's novel (he adapts the screenplay himself), the story revolves around a grieving father and an indian burial ground that has the power to restore the dead back to life - with dire consequences. Elliot Goldenthal's creepy score is a stands out.
despite murderous infants and zombie cats, the real horror is grief. how to come to terms with it dealt with in equal measures of morbid humour and acts of horrifying, accidental evil. however, burying dead things in a haunted graveyard will not solve your problems.
It's a shame that one of Stephen King's most heartbreaking and upsetting novels became such a lackluster and cheap-looking film. The interiors look washed out, the direction is flat and the special effects and makeup are in dire need of an upgrade. And Berdahl has to be one of the most annoying child actors ever (On the flip side, Hughes, who plays the ill-fated Gage Creed, is remarkably talented for his age.) Gwynne is by far the best thing in the movie. Midkiff tries hard but is stuck with a voice that sounds awfully like Keanu Reeves.
I did appreciate the obvious visual metaphor of the family tempting fate by moving right next door to a literal Road of Death.
This is a rare case when I can't wait for the remake! 2.25 stars.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not at all scary but not terrible either.
35mm at Exhumed Film's 24 Hour Horror Movie Marathon in Philadelphia, PA.
FILM #6: This movie will always be a Halloween standard for me. I remember it used play on USA around October, and watching it with my mom.
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