The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetary in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetary, and for good reason too. Written by
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The film was shot on location in the same rural Maine area that Stephen King set the novel "Pet Sematary." See more »
When the family arrives at the beginning of the movie Ellie does a cartwheel in a wide shot. The cartwheel causes her hat to fly off. In the next tight shot she's completing the cartwheel and her hat is back on her head. See more »
Moving to a new home in the Maine countryside, a man finds a special burial ground behind his house and tries to use it to save his family only for things to take a wrong turn when the returned beings aren't the way they were before.
A rather curious affair, as this one's reputation tends to make it far better than it really is and seems to have gotten by based on rather dubious merits. Although there's a fine cast and certainly worthwhile talents behind-the-scenes, this one's more a product of those elements rather than what's on-screen since not too much actually happens since this one tends to abandon what had been rather fine material with the cursed burial ground and his growing realization of the area's powers, but this is abandoned in favor of family melodrama which really isn't that interesting or exciting at all. That seems to be what the film is mostly going for since there's very little scares or chilling moments since the first burial doesn't occur until nearly an hour into the film, and very little happens once that starts becoming common-place. While it does have some pretty decent killings and bloodletting on display, especially once it gets to its end where the action really kicks in and are even treated to a spectacular burning-the-house down finale, the main focus on actually offing a child seems to be the main selling point here and what happens once that plays a part in the plot, not based on any other real determining factor. This one's gotten by on reputation rather than anything else.
Rated R: Graphic Violence, Adult Language, and Adult Themes about death.
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