Pet Sematary (1989) Review
Written by: Gardenofstone10
What can I say about Pet Sematary. When I was growing up, this movie was scary as all hell. Of course, looking at it now, not so much, but still has some nice elements worth while of a nice review.
First, we have Dale Midkiff as the father of the cute boy, Gage.
Kitty dead. That's right, their cat dies. Upset at how the traveling wife and son will take this news, Louis (dale midkiff) is shown of a PET SEMTAH (actually how Fred Gwyne says it) behind their new beautiful house. In this pet cemetary (spelled sematary by local kids) is an ancient indian burial ground atop of a hill. If you bury your dead there properly, they will come back to life. Louis figures to give it a try (why not, he's in a Stephen King book/movie). Low and behold, the cat comes back...kinda.
Nothing comes back the same from pet sematary. (Hence the lyric in the theme song, "you never wanna be buried in the pet sematary"). Shortly after the cat is killed, Gage calls his daddy with the most unbelievably creepy line in movie history, "Daddy, I love you". Just the way that a little kid says it brings chills to my body.
Unknown to his watchful parents, little Gage travels into a semi truck, guess who wins.
Stricken by all sorts of grieve, Louis unburies his little boy and buries him in the pet sematary. It all hits the fan from here. Gage, now possessed by unknown demon forces, kills Fred Gwyne by giving him a Glasgow smile (think Joker from the dark knight). Then attacking mommy until Daddy comes, just in time, to put baby boy to sleep. It's a pathetic death as, well, who can kill a little kid, even though he's back from the dead.
Moral of the story, don't rebury your dead kid.