Monster of the Day #541

I’m not sure I like this gritty reboot of Dennis the Menace very much.

  • Flangepart

    Doogie Houser, pre-med school.

  • The Rev.

    This little guy is probably the champ of creepy-ass movie kids. I saw this in high school and he creeped me the hell out. (Still does, come to think of it.) I don’t know how they got someone that young to act so evil, but it really sold the movie.
    “I played with Mommy, and now I’m going to play with YOU!!”

  • Ken_Begg

    Still my favorite Stephen King adaptation, I think this captures his themes and motifs better than any other film made from his work. My thoughts on the movie can be found in my old Halloween movies piece. (Hence their oddly abbreviated nature. The Road Not Followed.)

  • SteveWD

    Agreed. When I think creepy-ass movie kid, Gage Creed is by far the first one to pop in my mind. “No fair!”, and that wail he lets out when Louis gives him the shot of morphine (I think it was morphine) – that’s about as creepy as creepy gets. I like to think of Pet Sematary as a great illustration of the “keep repeating the same thing but expecting different results” definition of insanity.

  • MrTongoRad

    “I don’t wanna be buried
    in a pet cemetary
    I don’t wanna live my life again”
    I figured Steven King would make an appearance this week. I was thinking it would be Children of the Corn, but this was a much better choice. IIRC those kids weren’t really possessed, were they, or just being coerced? If so, then they weren’t really monsters anyway.
    I haven’t seen this one since it first came out, but yeah, that is one creepy looking kid!

  • bgbear_rogerh

    ordinary kids run with scissors. . .

  • The Rev.

    Ramones for the win!
    One of the B-Fest CDs has that song on it. I was very pleased.

  • Petoht

    Is it just me, or does this kid look a LOT like Chucky from the Child’s Play movies? It’s like the doll was modeled of him (instead of My Buddy).