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The 'Pet Sematary' remake is sounding a lot better than the original movie

24 July 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Like many fans of Stephen King's 1983 novel "Pet Sematary," the author had a mixed reaction to the 1989 film version of the book: "I think [star] Dale Midkiff is stiff in places.  I think Denise Crosby comes across cold in places," King told Cinefantastique magazine in 1991. "I don't feel that the couple that's at the center of the story has the kind of warmth that would set them off perfectly against the supernatural element that surrounds them.  I like that contrast better.  I think it does what horror movies are supposed to do.  It's an outlaw genre.  It's an outlaw picture.  A lot of the reviews have suggested very strongly that people are offended by the picture, and that's exactly the effect that the horror movie seeks." Confession: I am probably even less a fan of the Mary Lambert-directed adaptation than King is. To me, the film suffers from an »

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