It has also been reported that this was a screw you to his soon-to-be-ex publisher in retaliation for their perceived lack of support for 's The Stand, among other things.
Perhaps wary of the dark themes embodied in Pet Sematary , King reportedly insisted that his own screenplay be followed rigorously for the movie version - and that it was to be filmed in his home state of Maine. He also may have been concerned by the somewhat spotty track record filmed adaptations of his books had generated in terms of box office and critical reception to that point.
Meanwhile, he continued to be haunted by a pair of all-too-real events which inspired the book: The first was the death of his daughter Naomi's cat, which was run over by a truck then buried by King in a nearby pet cemetery. The second was a scary incident involving his son Owen, who King saved from a near miss with another truck on the same highway. Together this was enough to lead King to grapple with the deeply ingrained customs of funerals and wakes.
As any fan of the book or movie knows, Pet Sematary also dealt heavily with reincarnation. This is really fucking terrible.
But all that stuff about the death of kids. It was close to me because my kids lived on that road. The book and movie focus on Dr.
Lucas Creed, who moves his family to a house built on a dangerous roadway, and soon uses a nearby magical but malevolent pet cemetery to reincarnate first their family pet and then one of their own children after each dies in separate accidents. Naturally, horror and more death follows. Creed's attempts to harness the life resuscitating powers of the pet cemetery are reflective of his refusal to accept death as a part of life. See The Trailer for 's 'Pet Sematary'. But things didn't pan out for either Romero or Campbell.
Instead, the director's nod went to Mary Lambert, one of the hottest music video directors of the '80s and '90s. Actor Dale Midkiff played Creed.
Lambert instantly fell in love with King's spooky narrative. You can ignore physics, but the only thing you have to do is then adhere to those rules," the director later mused. Master's Apprentices. Yumi Matsutoya Sakuban Oaishimasho. Voyager album. Train Of Thought. Off The Ground. The Living Years. The Steve Miller Band Bingo!
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