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.
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.
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.
Viewed on Blu-ray
Only my second time seeing Pet Sematary. I remember liking it more the first time although it does have some genuinely creepy moments.
I like the story & I thought it was a great book but the downfall of
Pet Sematary is the acting. Dale Midkiff seems unable to handle the responsibilities of all the emotions he would be feeling if this actually happened to him.
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…
The last time I saw this, I was 4 years old curled up on the couch with my dad and brothers. I couldn't remember anything about it other than how cute Gage is (at the beginning). Now, having seen it, I've gained insight into why I'm so obsessed with horror movies. This will desensitize any kid.
In my humble opinion the best adaptation of a story by Stephen King. Neither children nor pets are safe from the terror and the deaths are very violent. And it has the catchy theme song of the Ramones.
Trivia: the cat is called Church in honor of Winston Churchill and Stephen King makes a cameo in the film as the priest who celebrates a funeral.
A family move to a new house and a helpful neighbour introduces the father figure of the family to an old native American burial ground which brings the dead back to life.
Stephen King adaptations tend to be very hit-and-mostly-miss. I'm pleased to say this is one of the better ones. There is a great performance here from Fred Gwynne who played Herman Munster in The Munsters. I've never been a big fan of The Munsters in spite of absolutely loving the original Addams Family tv series, but another role which may give you a better idea what to expect here is when Fred Gwynne played the judge in "My Cousin Vinny". Another great performance comes from Brad Greenquist who…
I've always been fond of this film yet I have only seen it once, around 20 years ago. We were 11 or 12 and rented (by ourselves!) this and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'. Somebody also had a copy of 'Akira' from an older brother but I think we must have been too young to follow that so we watched the two horrors instead. Both films scared us in a fun way - but for some reason I have never returned to Pet Sematary until last night.
It obviously wasn't as good as I think I remember it being all those years ago but it's still a solid horror. With a screenplay by Stephen King, adapted from his own book,…
Really unnerving stuff, if nothing else. Lambert does a near perfect job of capturing King's brand of horror: the Northern Maine locale is a weird mesh of the rustic and populated, with neighbors in striking distance and a major highway adjacent to the home - yet the feeling of total isolation. It's all about the little things - Lambert's attention to the constant, chilling breeze in the vacant lots of the Creed property or the near gothic decor that populates the homesteads. Fred Gwynne's baritone muttering of "Dead is Better" even resonates with some discomfort. Something just constantly feels awry, and Lambert has no qualms about interchanging atmosphere for the grotesque - in one of the oddest sequences, the wife…
Hell yes 80s and 90s King adaptations were the best. Cool to see Herman Munster stepping out of his clod hoppers and spiderwebbed coat for an outing as the helpful neighbour. Creepy as hell, especially the flashback scene with Rachel's demented sister in the back room :/
It's a sad day when you see a childhood favorite for what it really is.
I'm pretty sure Pet Sematary was the first movie to give me nightmares when I was a kid. But now the blinders are off, and the nightmares tonight will come for different reasons. I still love the story, but I can't help but admit that this is some of the worst acting, ever. We couldn't perhaps switch Gage for Ellie?
I find it difficult to give a rating to this movie. On one hand, it's silly and entertaining, but on the other hand, it's stupid and contrived. I couldn't help but think that this could have been a masterpiece. I can see it now... Stanley Kubrick's Pet Sematary. Stephen King didn't know what he had back in the day...
A majority of the film is impossible to take seriously, on account of how wooden the leads are. The two leads also happen to be the most unintentionally awful parents I've ever seen in a film. Whenever Dale Midkiff chooses to yell into the camera, I began to question whether the film was trying to come off as a comedy.
In terms of 'scare-material', most of it is ineffective. Some on account of special effects, some because of it depends entirely on gore, some because the antagonist is the cutest thing I've ever seen.
It's an undeniable mess, much unlike the novel. I can't see of any reason to recommend it, unless you're a fan of shitty movies, which most are.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- Cannibal Holocaust
- The Fog
- Humanoids from the Deep
- Friday the 13th
More than 1100 movies of pure 80's horror.
- Pulp Fiction
- Natural Born Killers
Other than Pulp Fiction, which is my favorite, these are in random order.