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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Dale Midkiff
Fred Gywnne
Denise Crosby
Directors
Mary Lambert
Screenwriters
Stephen King
Running Time
103 minutes

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Can Mary Lambert escape the fate suffered by so many: an awful Stephen King adaptation? Not on your life.


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Plot
Despite intitial doubts about the stories that a pet burial ground is actually a spawning arena for the undead, Louis Creed (Midkiff) is forced to tackle the hell hole head on when his toddler is run over by a truck - perhaps he can grow to love the zombified version.


Verdict
Literary success fails to make the leap to film again, with another hacked-up, sloppy screenplay from King.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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