View Full Version : Pet Sematary -- Why?
03-12-2004, 01:20 PM
Why? The 1989 version is still probably my favorite King book to screen adaptation.
I can see remaking Salem's Lot because it's been a long time. Pet Sematary is only 15 years old and holds up extremely well to this day.
This is just... I don't know. Words fail me.
03-12-2004, 05:50 PM
I thought the original film was dreadful and would be greatly improved upon if given the right treatment. With all the good horror films currently being remade, remaking a not so good one (IMO) makes sense.
03-13-2004, 05:03 AM
"If given the right treatment..."
I guess...being 100% true to the book didn't work for you? If you want to remake a King movie, remake Christine or Cujo at this point. Remaking Pet Sematary? A joke...
03-13-2004, 09:05 AM
It's been a while since I read the book or saw the movie, but I'll never forget the sledgehammer, fright-free direction... not my ideal of "faithful" to a good book.
03-13-2004, 09:23 AM
...about Christine, but I'd rather they left the remakes including Pet Semetary. Looking forward to THE TALISMAN; I loved that book as a child.
03-16-2004, 11:37 AM
Or the little boy (Gage or Cage): "Daddy, I want to play with yyyyyou." That movie is fine the way it is.
Johnny Half black
04-14-2004, 07:07 AM
Agreed. The film is damn creepy. Maybe they want more zombie pets this time or something.
04-14-2004, 10:00 AM
"Agreed. The film is damn creepy."
..especially that part with Zelda on the bed. Gave me nightmares as a child.
Johnny Half black
04-14-2004, 05:48 PM
Ugh! That chick still freaks me out.
05-18-2004, 11:09 PM
Both the book and the movie scared the hell out of me. I just don't see how they can improve the material. There are too many scenes that would have to be exact duplicates of the original.
06-09-2004, 02:38 PM
I thought the book was great, but IMHO the movie was awful. I'll never forget the ridiculous scene where Gage bounds gleefully across this long field toward the highway, his dad's back conveniently turned the whole time, laughing at something else and blissfully unaware that his son is rushing toward his death. That always struck me as an unnecessarily implausible way to do that.
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