R | | Horror, Thriller
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Over the years critics have frequently voiced concern over the impression that being in this film must have left on young Miko Hughes. On the contrary, his parts during the horror sequences were shot separate from the more "disturbing" elements and violent action. He was later edited into these scenes, while a child-dummy was used during the more intense action footage.
Broken Hearted Child 1:
Bye, old Shep. See you in heaven. Yeah?
Broken Hearted Child 2: This is where my kitty lays. No more he screams and hollers.
Broken Hearted Child 3: He lived for 5 and 20 days. He cost me $50.
Young Jud: Spot - A good fella. We love you.
(at around 5 mins) When Louis is checking on Ellie after she fell off the tire swing his pant legs are down. When Rachel gets up to rush after Gage his pants legs are now rolled up. When he gets up to follow Rachel his pants legs are once again down.
Television censors of some of the films gorier moments included alternate shots from different angles that hide the more graphic images. This especially came into play with the Timmy Baterman scenes and the films finale in the Creed's kitchen.
$12,046,179 23 April 1989