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My experience when i first saw this movie.

Discussion in 'Pet Sematary' started by jake erb, Nov 10, 2016.


Did this movie scare you when you first saw it?

  1. yes

  2. no

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  1. jake erb

    jake erb Active Member

    When i first saw this movie at the late age of 11 i was honestly traumatized it really messed with my mind. The part that really scared me was the dead sister and her spine cracking was a truly terrifying experience. Also when the guy gets his heel tendon cut and his throat slit i started to shake.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....the movie, as most do-took liberties with the novel-but if not faithful, it was certainly effective.....
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  3. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I read the book in 1984 (age 23) and saw the movie in 1989 (age 28). Neither one really scared me though I do like the book. It "creeped me out" but did not scare me. The movie... eh.
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  4. Santos L Halper

    Santos L Halper New Member

    I saw the movie when I was 10 and the sister scarred the crap out of me! I had nightmares for weeks from the part where she runs out of the corner yelling "you'll never walk again!"
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  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

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  6. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    The book creeped me out way more than the film did.
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  7. Ceefor

    Ceefor Well-Known Member

    Left me feeling so unnerved...

    ...and the ripping sound as Church was peeled off the ground made me feel sick.
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  8. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    THANK YOU!!! People act like I'm crazy or a complete wuss when I tell them how badly Pet Sematary scared me as a kid, and for the exact same reason. The sister. I think I was 10 or 11 and my older brother and a bunch of his were having a sleepover and I watched it with them. I had seen horror movies before but none before or after really scared me that much, but those scenes with the sister had me terrified. I had a friend sleeping over too and he was scared so we slept with the lights on, but I was too scared to even close my eyes but I eventually fell asleep. Until my dad came barging in asking why he saw my light on so late. I don't remember too well but I think he was pissed off because he let us watch that movie and then got all scared.
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  9. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    One of Mr. King's books I read quickly. Yes, it is and was that compelling. Didn't scare me, but it was kinda creepy.
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  10. Starchild

    Starchild Guitar World

    I found the movie scarier than the book. The dead sister was creepy as hell. That character was played by a male theatre actor named Andrew Hubatsek.
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  11. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    I didn't know that was a guy but it makes sense, the sister looked weird as hell. Doesn't look like this Andy Hoobastank had that many acting credits but he starred in my nightmares for at least a week
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  12. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Zelda is creepy, for whatever weird reason reminds me of Amanda Plummer. I didn't find the film scary, but I liked the Victor character. I find the book to be much more effective. Plus I have a hard time taking Fred Gwynne seriously, I keep waiting for him to jump up and down while yelling "darn, darn, darn..."
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  13. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member


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  14. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

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  15. SteveValek

    SteveValek Well-Known Member

    Yeah..the sister part was disturbing and creepy,but I was bothered more when he killed his own son..Living or dead,it was sad and didn't sit well with me
  16. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I saw it for the first time a week ago. Although I did not find it scary it was hard to take when the little fellow met his end.
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  17. Dotnet19

    Dotnet19 Member

    Saw this movie when I was 5 or 6 and it messed me up for a long time in regards to horror movies. I now question my parents judgement for letting me watch it with them. Read the book it my late 20's. The book is one of my favorite non Dark Tower related books. The Zelda scenes were among the worst (scariest for a young kid). RRRAAAAAACHEEEELL! NEVER GET OUT OF BED AGAIN!!!
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