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1408 Scribe to Pen Pet Sematary Remake





"I don't wanna be buried ... in a Pet ... Semataaaaryyyy" ... Hmm? Oh, sorry. It's just impossible to see that title without thinking about the classic song from the Ramones. Anyway, the Pet Sematary remake is moving along full-speed ahead, and a new writer has been tapped for the flick!

According to The Hollywood Reporter Matthew Greenberg, who wrote the Stephen King adaptation 1408, is heading back to King territory with his vision of Pet Sematary, replacing the previously announced writing duo of Mike Werb and Michael Colleary.

Originally published in 1983, Stephen King's tale centered on a family that trades the big city for country life in Maine, then discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that rests on an ancient burial ground. Damn those pesky things! They're everywhere just waiting for someone to come along to zap their whammy curse upon! When the husband's toddler son is killed in an auto accident, the father takes the boy's body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in demonic form. Aw yeah, mama.

Okay, enough talking ... it's fuckin' Friday, baby! Crank up the sound and sing it with me!

- Uncle Creepy

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FireRam's picture

Yeah, no interest in seeing this again. Saw it in theatres, then a few times on cable.The second wasn't all that great. You can't really do much else with the story so NO NEED to remake this. I agree with Terminal instead of remaking this look at Kings other stories and do a good job bringing one of those to the big screen.


Submitted by FireRam on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 5:28pm.
Terminal's picture

The original had some good moments, but overall was terrible. The sequel is even worse.

I'm not welcoming a remake simply because I don't think the story is worth adapting anymore.

Leave it be and move on to King's other five hundred novels about heroic authors and small towns driven mad by something paranormal.


Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 1:57pm.
jkincer's picture

I loved the original when I was a kid, I remember being terrified at the movie theater of the old lady. Fred Gwyen was awesome as well. Not the greatest movie ever, but still doesn't seem like it warrents a remake.

No matter what they do with this unneccessary remake, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave the Ramones classic alone. Don't have some crappy emo band cover it. Just use it again as-is! Somethings have to be sacred.


Submitted by jkincer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 8:15am.

The original was boring IMO. If they make it better than good.


Submitted by thedarkestshadow on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 6:08am.
Vanvance1's picture

The original was fine.

Unless the pets emerge an an undying army of zombie puppies and kittens and rampage through the town killing EVERYONE I'm not watching!


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 3:59am.

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