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Pet Sematary II - bury it and pray it doesn't come back
September 2,1992 page eight
When I was asked to write a
movie review for the Meredith Her
ald, I was really excited. Instantly,
I knew I was going to see Single
White Female. What better flick to
see and parallel to the roomie rela
tionship here at Meredith? Well, I
was a little late getting to the theatre
and ended up seeing Pet Sematary 2
- what a mistake.
To begin with. I’m not much on
horror films. I do enjoy Stephen
King films because of the intellec
tual aspect found in the story. To put
it bluntly, Stephen King has nothing
to do with this film. Granted the
story line is similar, but director Mary
Lambett failed to give the film an
Office of College
Five area corporations have made
significantpledges to the NorthCaro-
lina Teaching Fellows Program at
Meredith College. The pledges,
which total $ 192,580, were made by
the following companies: Asea
Brown Boveri (ABB), Burroughs
Wellcome Company, First Citizens
Bank, First Union Bank, and G.E.
Captial Mortgage Company.
Burroughs Wellcome, First Citi
zens and First Union will each fund
two Teaching Fellows throughout
the students’ four years at Meredith,
and G.E. Capital Mortgage and ABB
wilt each fund one Teaching Fellow
for the four years. These pledges
were made to Meredith in conjunc
tion with the College’s Second Cen
tury Challenge Capital Campaign.
The N. C.Teaching Fellows Pro
gram is the state’s most prestigious
scholarship program in education. It
provides a $20,000 scholarship/loan
to outstanding N. C. students who
agree to teach for four years in the
public schools in the state. In addi
tion to the $5,000 per year scholar
ship/loan provided by the State, re
cipients selected to enroll at Meredith
will receive additional grant assis
tance to assure that tuition, room
and board expenses are covered.
intellectual, suspenseful edge. Basi
cally, the story takes place in Ludlow,
as did Pet Semamo' /. This time
Anthony Edwards (Top Gun, Re
venge of the Nerds) comes to Ludlow
as the new veterinarian with his son,
played by Edward Furlong (Termi
nator IIX to bury his horror movie
actress wife who was electrocuted on
the set of her final film. Upon their
arrival things begin to fall apart, along
with the rest of movie.
For those of you who missed the
first Pet Sematary, when something
or somebody died and was buried in
the ancient indian burial ground, it
would come back to life, only evil.
Guess what. Same thing happens the
second time around. Thistime there’s
a difference, some of the dead’s per
sonalities change. For example, the
“mean” sheriff who was killed by the
“nice” family dog, comes back as
somewhat funny and pleasant. If all
the characters who came back were
that way, this idea could have worked.
Inconsistencies such as these made
the film choppy.
Another problem I had with the
film was the fact that I laughed the
whole way through. Sure there was
blood and gore, but it was hysterical
watching it. Near the end, every hne
had a punchline. It is almost as if this
film had been bmied a horror flick
and returned a comedy.
As you can probably tell I don’t
recommend spending money to see
this film at all. The only redeeming
quality I could find was in Furlong
who looks as eerie as they come. His
face and eyes were reminiscient of
Jack Nicholson in The Shining. So if
you want a good laugh go see it and
have fun. If you want a good scare
become an English major.
Stud6nt lORn Cultural events series offered to Meredith
Office of College Commujnications
Three education loan pro
grams for North Carolina residents
attending colleges in or out of state
and for nonresidents attending col
leges in North CaroUna are avail
able through College Foundation,
Inc. These loan programs are funded
by North CaroUna banks and other
Stafford Loans are for de
pendent or independent students and
are based on financial need. Supple
mental Loans are for independent,
self-supporting students and are not
based on financial need.
For more information, write
College Foundation Inc., 2100 Yon
kers Rd., P.O. Box 12100, Raleigh,
NC 27605-2100, or call (919) 821-
The Division for Student Development has designed a program to
offer Meredith students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to attend several
area cultural events.
The Fall Semester Area Cultural Events Subscription Series
Latin American Festival SepL 19
Driving Miss Daisy SepL 24
The Little Foxes Oct. 8
North CaroUna Symphony Oct. 29
Fall Tour of Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Old Salem Nov. 7
Horseback Riding and Pig Pickin' Nov. 15
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Nov. 22
For more information, contact Madra Britt, Office of Career Services, 2nd
Cate by Friday, Sept. 4.
Not just for English majors!
Acorn organizational meeting, Thurs., Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m.. Publica
tions Office, 2nd Cate.
We need an art editor, a lay-out editor, and a pubUcity staff. We
also need people to market the Acorn to increase campus awareness.
• Pops in the Park
» Aqua Angels
Questions? Call Leigh Anne Perkinson x7824.
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