Describing a Stephen King adaptation as “beloved” is about as specific as describing a Platinum Dunes remake as “terrible” or “completely unnecessary.” It’s just not enough information to go on. Even with the stiff competition, 1989’s Pet Sematary has remained a genre staple for the last three decades as evidenced by the recent documentary Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary. Written by King himself and directed by Mary Lambert, the adaptation succeeds on many levels from its gripping writing and gruesome practical effects to an unforgettable performance from the legendary Fred Gwynne. Test your knowledge of the cat-killing, kid-killing, elder-killing adaptation now!
Shady’s List of the Truly Terrifying: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Or, Horror’s Uncertainty Principle
I begin my list of Truly Terrifying movies with Stanley Kubrick’s much-loved, much-loathed 1980 film, The Shining, simply because its weaving together of creepy-as-fuck modernist music with claustrophobic, low-angle camera work and the classic tropes ⤇
First broadcast on ABC on November 18, 1990, It has remained a genre staple for 28 years. Test your knowledge of the original TV miniseries below, and remember: We all float down here. ⤇
Hollywood has produced hundreds of zombie stories. Each director, writer, producer, and makeup artist has put their unique spin on the look of the undead. While all of them may seem the same in spirit, ⤇