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Discussion in 'Pet Sematary' started by Neil W, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    Louis Creed moves to a new town with his young family. When their cat is killed, neighbour Judd shows Louis an old Indian burial ground in the woods behind their houses -
    after burying the cat, a couple of days later it returns home (though there is something not quite right about it). But the road in front of Louis' house is so dangerous, and toddler Gage has no idea of risks...

    One of King's nastier books is well adapted by director Mary Lambert. Fred Gwynne is excellent as neighbour Judd and little Miko Hughes is memorable as Gage. Dale Midkiff is a bit anonymous as Louis. Most of the story beats are well captured: there is a bit of a specials effects splash near the end for no particular purpose, but that can be forgiven.
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  2. Flat Matt

    Flat Matt Well-Known Member

    I thought the film started well enough, but went down hill towards the end when the not-so-special effects came into play. I actually laughed out loud at the flashback of the zombie kid holding a severed arm!

    Fred Gwynne really was great and perfect for the role of Judd. It's a pity he didn't get more time on screen.
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  3. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    What special effects do you guys mean?

    Its been a while since i've seen the movie or read the book.
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  4. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I don't remember any special effects either.
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  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Maybe when Louis is taking Rachel up to the Micmac Burial ground and the giant 'face' comes flying up out of the quarry? I always thought that was pretty 'hokey'. This movie still creeps the crap out of me.....
  6. mcpon14

    mcpon14 Well-Known Member

    After his zombie kid attacks him, why was he not expecting his zombie wife to do the same?
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  7. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    Because if i remember correctly he thought that he waited to long with Gage and if he buried his wife soon she would be okay.
  8. Leif

    Leif Well-Known Member

    I just "re-watched" this movie as I now have Amazon Prime and it is one of the free movies that is included in your $85 prime membership.

    Anyway.....It's funny how your perspective on things change. After the Exorcist, no other movie had scared me until Pet Sematary. When I viewed it recently, the part where his son came back still raised hairs on my neck but the overall movie seemed cheesier than I remembered.

    "Sometimes dead is better"

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  9. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont


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