Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Today’s pic falls under the “non-professional” onset photograph label. This could have been taken by a crew member, a parent, an effects guy, a make-up person… Pretty much anybody on the set besides the still photographer. That’s not to say this is a bad pic of little Miko Hughes as the doomed (and then damned) Gage Creed on the set of Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary, just that it’s not a slick official shot.
For that reason, I think this is a great look at the movie… seeing Miko being a kid while in his “get out of my face you fucking evil creepy midget” make-up is such a great contradiction and makes it kind of awesome. To me, at least, but I have a huge soft spot in my heart for this adaptation. Say what you will about some specific decisions, but I think Lambert did an A+ job in capturing the tone of Stephen King’s bleakest book (this side of his Bachman work, of course).
Thanks to Rich the Movie Guy for sending this one along. Click to enlargen!
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At last, tomorrow’s pic will have its vengeance.