News: Stephen King's PET SEMATARY To Be Resurrected

Written by Kris Heys Wednesday, 03 August 2011

Movie News

Another day, another remake. Sigh. Today's lucky property - Stephen King's PET SEMATARY, previously adapted in 1989 by director Mary Lambert and starring that dude from THE MUNSTERS. It was a minor hit with a strong central concept - father buries dead son in enchanted graveyard, kid comes back as a zombie, hilarity ensues - making it an inevitable target for studios too lazy to seek out original ideas.

Speaking of creative types too lazy to seek out original ideas - Alexandre Aja, director of the incredible 2003 French horror flick SWITCHBLADE ROMANCE, is currently being wooed by Paramount to take the reins on this. After all, Aja has since carved out a nice little career remaking other filmmaker's work (see THE HILLS HAVE EYES, MIRRORS, PIRANHA 3D, and the proposed SCANNERS TV series).

Honestly, we're not really that bothered that this franchise is being rebooted (it might actually benefit from it), it's just such a shame that all hope is now gone for Aja - he promised so much, but delivered so little.

Thoughts? Share 'em with the legions of PET SEMATARY fans in the Comments below!

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0 #3 sophiea iqbal 2011-08-07 15:21
Loved Pet Cemetery and all its scare tactics. It made you jump and all the right moments, with a great compelling story behind the "why's."

I just hope it retains that scary, creepy tone to it.
0 #2 jim 2011-08-04 14:05
Quoting Graham J Davison:
I'm probably the only one who's going to say this, but I enjoyed Piranha 3D.

Woah, let's not go saying things we can't take back!
0 #1 Graham J Davison 2011-08-04 13:23
I'm probably the only one who's going to say this, but I enjoyed Piranha 3D. I've liked Aja since Switchblade, and was happy with his Hills remake, and despite the ridiculous amount of T & A in Piranha, it had moments of extreme gory fun. The original Pet Sematary was mostly tosh, but i love the idea and I think Aja will do this right. I wouldn't put money on it, but i do very much like this news.

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