a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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.
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…
"Sometimes dead is better."
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…
Part 9 of 31 Days of Halloween
King's story comes alive in a very creepy adaptation. I mean, putting your dead child in a grave yard that'll bring them back to life... WHAT COULD GO WRONG????
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I have a really stupid personal connection to “Pet Sematary.” Not the movie but the book. I previously mentioned the collection of Stephen King books my older sister had as a teen. A couple of the book covers creeped out as a young kid. The cover for “Pet Sematary,” with its demonic cat, terrified me. My sis used to chase me around the house with the book cover, that’s how frightened I was of it. The premises I cooked up in my head based on that cover could never match the real thing but “Pet Sematary” is still one of King’s most visceral novels. The movie, which King scripted and was directed by Mary Lambert, is a harder egg to…
the dad talks just like mark ruffalo, also the kid was so damn cute
Having not seen this since I was a kid, I really didn't remember anything about this movie so this felt like a first time viewing.
Herman Munster has a pretty cool death scene, by horror movie standards (as well as the brutal Achilles' Tendon slice), and his character proves to be the one in the movie even remotely likable/memorable. Other than that, the movie is a slow burner without much payoff. A couple predictable plot twists pave the way to a finale that is neither satisfying, nor particularly climactic.
At least it has the two Ramones songs.
This was a movie (and book) that I felt like was always being referenced and I knew nothing about it, not even the plot, so I had no idea what it was about and I was surprised by the relative lack of pets and cemeteries.
There were some ideas that were both interesting and emotionally affecting in this movie. It certainly made me think a lot about a lot of the thematic aspects, but I wish that the movie around these ideas was better.
Some of the flashbacks and choices really took me out of the movie. The acting was only very quiet and sad or screaming,…
A married couple and their two young children move from Chicago to a rural town where the father, Louis, has acquired a job at the local college. The family's new home stands directly beside a road which is frequented by fast-moving 18 wheelers. It also sits near a forest which houses a makeshift cemetery for the family pets people have lost to the traffic on the aforementioned, highly travelled road. When the family cat "Church" is hit by a truck, a kindly old neighbor named Jud (Fred Gwynne) leads Louis to another secret cemetery in the woods: an ancient indian burial ground which brings anything buried there back to life. Church is revived, but is never quite the same. Regardless,…
Honestly I so would have done the same thing for my cat
I've never thought this movie made any kind of sense, but I can always find enjoyment in it's wonderful trashiness. This movie just throws itself in your face unapologetically, because it knows you'll mostly surrender to the obvious and silly yet quite well-crafted spookiness, kind of like an old Bay/Bruckheimer-version of a horror film. It's a bermuda triangle of garbage (arbitrary ghost connects to random story, check), actual scariness (the Zelda dude) and stupidity (it's actually the story of a guy who can't learn from his mistakes big time - and why couldn't they just build a fence).
Pet Semetary is probably Stephen King's nastiest work. It's also always been one of my favorite film adaptations. Sadly it hasn't aged all that well for me.
The story is well known. The pure attacks on human emotions fully fleshed out. The horror that accompanies such pathetic sadness is insurmountable. The gross pus and gore that floods its most violent scenes remain revolting. If only the acting were better.
I've always liked Denise Crosby and Dale Midkiff. I've always liked them because of this movie and for their TV efforts that followed a few years later (I'm still waiting for my Time Trax complete series DVD goddammit). But the fact of the matter is that neither of them really convey…
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