Released - 1989
Genre - Horror, Drama, Mystery
Director - Mary Lambert
Starring - Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwyne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist, Miko Hughes
The Creed family move into an isolated house in the country but there's a busy road nearby and when their pet cat gets run over, Louis unwisely tests a local legend and buries it in the Indian burial ground. The cat comes back but it is no longer the same beast. When his son befalls the same fate, against the protestations of his kindly old neighbour, Louis acts again, and this time the results are horrifying. Based on a Stephen King book this is about fear of death and the things that grief may drive us to do. It has some deeply chilling scenes and some impressive make-up and effects. First seen in my early teens this scared me and entertained me hugely. Fred Gwyne (Herman Munster) gives the best performance of the film and as his character says "Sometimes dead is better."
Gore - this features one of my favourite cringe inducing scenes ever, when poor old Jud has his heel cut with a scalpel by the deeply creepy Gage, the make-up is good throughout and there is quite a bit of gore
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