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Post by Katiedot on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 12:01

Interesting . . . . not sure how I feel about horror

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Paramount digs up Pet CemeteryBy Neal– August 2, 2011

Posted in: Movies

The soil of a man’s heart is stonier, and so is the seemingly endless string of remakes being vomited from the gaping mouth of Hollywood lately. OK so that didn’t make much sense but it gave me an excuse to use one of the more memorable quotes from the 1989 film adaptation of Stephen King‘s classic Pet Cemetery.

Pet Cemetery is the tale of a big city doctor who takes a job at a college in rural Maine and winds up losing more than his mind. When the beloved family cat is killed in the road his neighbor across the street, played brilliantly by Fred Gwynne, has him bury the cat not in the local pet cemetery but in the sacred indian burial grounds beyond it. As you may have guessed no good comes of this. A remake was rumored back around the time of the writers strike with George Clooney attached to play the role of Louis Creed. A dreamy Dale Midkiff played him in the original. I wonder whatever happened to him. Now Paramount has dug up this rotting corpse and is working on its own resurrection of sorts with Piranha 3-D skipper Alexander Aja at the helm and script by Matt Greenberg who most recently penned 1408 which stunk as bad as a dead cat.

Sadly it would take longer to name the Stephen King adaptations that sucked than the one’s that really worked. This was one of the good ones and I don’t think it needs remaking. Fred Gwynne was perfection as Jud Crandall and you can slap me across the face if they find a child who can do what Miko Hughes did with Gage Creed. He was heartbreaking. And the flashbacks with Rachel’s ailing sister Zelda were terrifying. I had nightmares about that twisted bitch for weeks. Here is a bit of trivia for you; Zelda was played by a man…Andrew Hubatsek…whose only other film credit was in Blue Steel.

There has been no “official” word from Paramount on this but it sounds like a sure thing, especially considering it already has an IMDB entry for 2013. The original spawned a forgetful sequel starring Eddie Furlong which I don’t recommend unless you have a Furlong fetish or something. This could be good, but I wish they’d work on getting Gerald’s Game or The Talisman made instead.

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Post by cindigirl on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 14:08

I read the Pet Semetary book and tried to watch whole movie, but it was totally too gruesome and sad. Miko Hughes played Gage, interesting, and "Zelda" was played by a man. Dale Midkiff was dreamy as the doctor but imagine George in that role?

Oh my - give me a minute.

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Post by sandwiches on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 19:15

This is not one of my fav King books or movie. Both were OK.
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Post by Guest on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 19:31

Anthony Edwards was in Pet Cemetry II

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Post by Guest on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 20:04

I’ve never seen it. Don’t watch horror movies, enough on the news as it is! :-/

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Post by cindigirl on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 20:21

I agree Cinderella, all you have to do is watch the evening news. I think especially the New York news. I always tell my daughter if she thinks she has it hard, watch the news and see what people go through.
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