Behind The Scenes: Pet Sematary (1989)

Another big thanks goes out to Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News as well as to Todd Spence who submitted this behind the scenes pic of Miko Hughes, who played Gage Creed in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.

I have a soft spot for this movie and I agree 100% with Quint that they successfully took this little child…and made us believe he was incredibly dangerous…and was brought back with something inside that was the epitome of pure evil.

I remember seeing this on it’s opening weekend with my Father at the Razorback Theater in our neck of the woods…those moments with Gage towards the end, it unnerved him so much he went to sit out in the lobby. My Father is still a big horror fan but something about that movie, it just creeps him out too much, he won’t even watch it on TV.

Thanks to Terminator6517 for uploading the trailer on YouTube!


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2 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes: Pet Sematary (1989)

  1. They did an amazing job making this cute kid look scary, but there was no way they could completely bring the outright horror of what King portrayed in his novel to life. I feel the same way about The Stand. Fantastic cast, great special effects, but the utter crap your pants scariness of the writing couldn’t quite come across. Which is probably a good thing!
    You may laugh but there are two things I can’t watch alone or with the lights off. One is the Exorcist, the other is the old Star Trek episode, the Lights of Zetar. Something about that creepy garbled demon-speech is always pants-pissing scary to me.

  2. The funny thing, Blooming Psycho, is that Stephen King was hesitant to release the rights to his book. He apparently felt that the story “went too far” which like Quint mentions on Ain’t It Cool News, he is right…but it went too far in a good way.

    I agree with you 100% on the Exorcist and I’ll raise you, I can’t watch Magic with the lights on or off…playing in another building…in the next state. ;)

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