So I don’t know about you but when I read pet sematary I almost wet my pants. The idea of pets – and then other things coming back to life in such a gruesome way disturbs me somewhat.
That being said, I love the original Pet cemetary film – there was such angst, terror fear and revulsion all wrapped up in a film that deserved to do a lot better – but it suffered the curse of most Stephen King films of the time and got buried.
One gripe though… Sematary? I guess they’re using the kiddy spelling in the title but it does annoy me though as it’s CEMETERY – I hope this isn’t yet another excuse for the Millennial generation to spell stuff incorrectly.
I can’t wait to see it – I only hope they’re not going to hype it up too much over the next 12 months and given the film seems complete I can only conclude they’re not releasing it as a Halloween 2018 film as they’re concerned the impact Halloween will have on their box office (and quite rightly so).
If you can’t wait then watch the original on Amazon Prime staring Dale Midkiff and Denise Crosby (yes, Tasha Yar from Star Trek: The Next Generation!) Interestingly this version was directed by Mary Lambert and it was very unusual for women to be allowed – Yes, I will use the word allowed – to direct horrors so it’s worth a look just for as she handles the story with the respect it deserves as well as showing the horror at the outcome.