Pet Sematary remake

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Should this movie be remade?

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Postby justcheckin on Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:33 am

I'm tired of remakes too. Make something new, King has a lot of books to pick from.
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby so sorry on Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:32 pm



Baxter, can you tell us if this seems book faithful?

The first movie definitely creeped me out back in the day, that kid actor was scary as shit.
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby TheBaxter on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:16 pm

so sorry wrote:

Baxter, can you tell us if this seems book faithful?

The first movie definitely creeped me out back in the day, that kid actor was scary as shit.


definitely not as faithful as the original film. the biggest change, judging from the trailer, is it now appears that instead of the toddler son dying and coming back, it's the pre-teen daughter who dies and is brought back. i guess in 2019 it's alright to kill off a 10-year-old girl but killing a 2-year-old on screen is too much.

it also seems like there's a lot more "plot" after the girl is brought back, before she starts killing people... like judd talking about her not being the same, and the "hug your daughter" scene. in the book, as in the original film, the kid comes back and just starts killing right away.

besides that, all the creepy kid mask stuff (there appears to be even more than in the first trailer) and possible over-explaining of the force behind the resurrections (the native american symbols, the demon drawing in that book), and hints that there may be other dead kids brought back to life (shades of Pet Sematary 2?) are all departures from the book.

but, the most faithful adaptations of king's books aren't always the best. the two Shinings proved that. tonally, it looks about right (though, again, the over-reliance on kids in masks is a bit lazy). this is probably one of the darkest Stephen King books he ever wrote, there is no happy ending in this book. as long as they don't soften it too much, and keep the ending relatively the same and don't try to lighten things up, it can still be good. the acting will definitely be better, if nothing else. but fred gwynne's judd will never be topped.
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:49 pm

the reviews are in and they're pretty good

sounds like they've made major changes to the plot... in addition to the change i noted above about which kid gets killed and brought back, the ending of the book/original film (which i loved) has been changed.

through my top secret sources, i have discovered the new ending, which i will now spoil for you below:

after bringing their daughter back from the dead, the Creed parents pay $500K to a college recruiter to fake her SAT scores and get her into an ivy league college

i have to admit, as scary as the original was, that ending sounds truly horrifying.
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby so sorry on Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:13 pm

TheBaxter wrote:the reviews are in and they're pretty good

sounds like they've made major changes to the plot... in addition to the change i noted above about which kid gets killed and brought back, the ending of the book/original film (which i loved) has been changed.

through my top secret sources, i have discovered the new ending, which i will now spoil for you below:

after bringing their daughter back from the dead, the Creed parents pay $500K to a college recruiter to fake her SAT scores and get her into an ivy league college

i have to admit, as scary as the original was, that ending sounds truly horrifying.



Hmmm, I generally don't go near scary movies, but I'm curious about the "shocking new ending".
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby Wolfpack on Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:31 pm

13 years of posts on this remake. To quote Keanu Reeves, "Whoah!"
"Alright Shaggy - you and Scooby head over that way. The girls and I will go this way."
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby Al Shut on Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:27 am

I kind of can't get past the masked kids. I just can't see the doctor trying to convince his wife that death is something natural and a pet cemetary might be a good way for a kid to grief with those little creeps running around. Or the neighbour saying somethink like "It's okay I did the same when I was a kid and buried my dog."

I'd love to be suprised but I can't think of any more satisfying conclusion than the novel, I think the novel itself uses the term "oh so plausible" at some point.

The review blurbs can't really convince me either. "Everything you thought you knew about this familiar tale will be used against you" just doesn't sound good to me. Reminds me to much of "This isn't your daddy's Pet Sematary" which usually means this isn't your Pet Sematary (the Pet Samatary you want/you're looking for) because my Dad never gave a shit about the kind of stuff I'm watching.

In conclusion I fear a second The MIst, which for the record I absolutely hate.
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby Peven on Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:53 pm

how DOES the novel end?
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:26 pm

Al Shut wrote:I kind of can't get past the masked kids. I just can't see the doctor trying to convince his wife that death is something natural and a pet cemetary might be a good way for a kid to grief with those little creeps running around. Or the neighbour saying somethink like "It's okay I did the same when I was a kid and buried my dog."


i thought the kids in masks were going to be from flashbacks or something, as Judd tells the history of the cemetary (in the book, by the time the Creeds move in, there aren't any kids still around but theirs). like maybe one of those kids would be a young Judd, telling how he buried his old dog Spot there way back when, and just to make it more fun, we put on spooky masks and paraded around acting creepy. but the reviews do make it sound like maybe those kids are still around in the modern day. guess we'll find out.

Peven wrote:how DOES the novel end?


with a period.
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby Ribbons on Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:06 pm

TheBaxter wrote:
Peven wrote:how DOES the novel end?


with a period.


I think you're confusing this with Carrie.
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:15 pm

Ribbons wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:
Peven wrote:how DOES the novel end?


with a period.


I think you're confusing this with Carrie.


i think you're confusing the end with the beginning.
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Re: Pet Sematary remake

Postby Al Shut on Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:23 am

Peven wrote:how DOES the novel end?


Zombie kid kils his mother, Dad kills kid. Driven to the very definition of insanity he decides it would be good idea to bury his wife on the cursed burial ground and that this time everything will work out well. That night zombie wife shows up. PERIOD.
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