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The soil in The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day’s heart is stonier!

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.

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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One
(warning: there are some broken links that will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it)

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  • March 3, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    My Achilles Tendon hurts

    by Secretagentnumber6

    just thinking about what he did to Fred Gwynn in the movie.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    That baby reminds me of my nephew Bunty

    by ajit maholtra

  • March 3, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by ThehandthatBites

  • March 3, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Oh, come on now.

    by jae683

    That wasn't from a real movie. That was just a bunch of people pretending to be actors.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Sorry to break this folks, but Ralph McQuarrie has died.

    by SminkyPinky

    A true genius. Sleep well, sir, and thank you for everything.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST


    by L.H.Puttgrass


  • March 3, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow is Gladiator

    by Bobo_Vision

  • March 3, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    sminkypinky - What?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    No. RIP Ralph.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    "...pretending to be actors"?

    by LargoJr

    Um... isn't 'pretending' what acting is all about? Besides, Fred Gwynne was and is (and always will be) awesome >_<. PS: Besides.. who DIDN'T want to bone Denise Crosby???

  • March 3, 2012, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Say it aint so

    by my job sucks

    Ralph McQuarrie R.I.P

  • March 3, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Sorry guys, it's true.

    by SminkyPinky

    His official Facebook page broke the sad news this evening. 82 is a decent age and we hadn't seen much from him in a while but this is awful and sad news nonetheless. Again, sorry to break this sad news here. A true master from our collective childhoods has passed. And I am thankful for every image he gave us.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Ralph McQuarrie? WTF

    by lochkray

    I had a whole collection of prints of his artwork. It got damaged in a flooded basement years ago, and I could have cried when that happened. I was going to make a comment about the creepy kid from Pet Semetary, but now I don't care. Sminkypinky, you ruined my night. I appreciate the information, but you ruined my night. Rest in Peace you brilliant visionary man. Lucas had the great ideas. You had the fantastic vision. My condolences to his family.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Miko, fred Gwynn, and Crosy were the only good things in that movie

    by kabookieslap

    It needed a better screenwriter, director, and Director of Photography. I also don't remember the music being all that great. And it also needed to be shot in 2.40 to one Panavision Anamorphic. What was epic in the book was underwhelming on screen. It should have been taken more seriously by the studio instead of handing it off to the chick who made a few Madonna videos.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Lucas Remembering Raph McQuarrie

    by kabookieslap

  • March 3, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    RIP Ralph McQuarrie

    by ATARI

    Without you, there would not have been a Star Wars.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:52 p.m. CST

    by ATARI

  • March 3, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Ralph McQuarrie

    by dukeroberts

    I was just watching Star Wars tonight and commented on another site how great the special effects look even still to this day.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST


    by SminkyPinky

    Sorry, mate. But you had to hear it from somewhere.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Boys have a penis and girls have a vagina

    by Bobo_Vision

  • March 3, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Ha, called it yesterday.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    The quotes in the book from the Jud/Gage fight are awesome.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    If tomorrow is Episode I it's a misquote.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    "At last we will have our revenge." was what Maul said to Sidious.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST

    This is what happened to that kid

    by Bobo_Vision

    He grew up...and now he looks like a douchebag. The type who rapes girls at frat parties (or Hollywood parties) after slipping a mickey in their drinks. <p>

  • March 3, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by Bobo_Vision

    If you examine his jowls and the amount of five o' clock shadow he has, you will notice that the lower half of his face is identical to 'The Situation' from Jersey Shore. The douchebag personality shapes the face in certain ways over time. And the way he has styled his hair in front, and the style of his shirts and way he wears them, all points to him being a date rapist. <p> It's not an exact science, but I'd put my money on it.

  • March 3, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    This is really a crappy movie, though

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Not sure if King was still on coke when he wrote the script or not (I say that as a fan who's read around 20 of his books) but go back and watch. The opening minutes where the Creed family sees the trail leading to the "Sematary" and are entranced with it are ham-handed in a BIG way, and I blame the script.

  • why they had the first hike to Pet Semetary in broad daylight instead of night like in the book. It was the best scene of the novel! "If you see anything, it's just swamp gas...and those noises you hear are just the loons echoing off the lake"

  • March 3, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST


    by Tim

    Keep reading, fuck the Dark Tower haters. Book 7 is my favorite one.

  • March 4, 2012, midnight CST

    riseofphantomcreeps... keep reading

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    I'm with therawbeatsdotcom. Some hate the ending but I thought it was perfect.

  • March 4, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Pet Semetary the film is hokey but fun.

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    Fred Gwynn is fantastic and more than makes up for the lead couple.

  • March 4, 2012, 5:31 a.m. CST


    by scrote

    Dude, the book is out in April, 'The Wind Through The Keyhole'. Reading his website the other day, King posted this regarding that book and Doctor Sleep: Hey, you guys and gals: I've done public readings from next year's Shining sequel a couple of times now, but if you got the idea from any of the blog posts that the audio sample at the end of the forthcoming Wind Through the Keyhole CDs is just the five-minute snippet I read last month in Savannah...think again. It's the entire prologue of the book (called LOCKBOX). It's 25 manuscript pages and runs a little shy of half an hour when read aloud. If you're looking for a return to balls-to-the-wall, keep-the-lights-on horror, get ready. And don't say you weren't warned. Love The Dark Tower and looking forward to King getting back to real horror.

  • It's odd how you can just fail to jibe with certain movies. Girls my age seemed to love this movie back around the start of high school for me. Anytime there was a quiet gathering that included girls they'd put Pet Semetary on. I must have sat through this five times within a few months and it never caught or kept my attention. The only thing I can remember is that blond kid getting run over and then later he's back running around with a scalpel. It's kinda like Jacob's Ladder, which about a year later people kept renting and bringing over to my house.

  • It makes me want to watch John Carpenter's Christine right now for some reason. How come they haven't remade Cujo and Christine? Cujo could be a pug in a high rise this time. Christine an electric car from '99 that GE didn't repossess and shred into golf ball sized chunks.

  • March 4, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Or maybe.. They did!

    by UltraTron

  • March 4, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Could have GE find the car as shred it again.

    by UltraTron

    Then we can see the t-1000 shreds all form back together

  • March 4, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Our interview with Miko

    by dawn04

  • March 4, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Not many movie have actually scared me, but this one did.

    by Yelsaeb

    That says a lot.

  • March 4, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Now I want to play with youuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    by ghoulstock

    Yeesh, I'm a little shocked at all the hate for the Pet Sematary movie. The book is one of my favorite King books--it's the only books of his that actually SCARED me. The movie is indeed neutered compared to the book, but it's still a fun/creepy little movie. I saw this when I was a child, and it terrified me--mostly because I had an incredibly strong fear of death, even as a kid, so this probably wasn't the best movie to watch. Yeah, most of the acting is bad--especially the little girl playing Ellie, who is really annoying. But as others have pointed out, Fred Gwynne was fantastic. It's a shame that near the end of his career people started to notice what a great actor he was--i.e. My Cousin Vinny--and by then it was too late.

  • March 4, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Several hours later, I take it back. It's not a misquote as

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    the BTSPOTD is singular, and is just being adapted from the plural quote. My bad.

  • March 5, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    R.I.P Ralph McQuarrie

    by Gore_monkey

    A true artist and a consummate pro. Rest in peace sir and godbless

  • March 5, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Solid book, disappointing movie

    by madmental

    Agree with redwhitenegro; the kid in the book was extra creepy indeed, but his character was as underwhelming as rice pudding on the screen. After having heard so much about the film version down through the years, I finally got around to seeing it a few months ago; really enjoyed the book, but the movie version was a major letdown (imho).