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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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