Funny article by Britt Hayes on FEARnet.com.
As young people, we should look up to our parents and respect our elders, or at least that's the general idea (unless your parents cook meth in a trailer and/or regard FOX news as the apex of thoughtful political commentary). Parents protect us from evil and (hopefully) the development of poor hygienic practices. Of course none of this is true if you're in a horror film. Parents are dopey, oblivious, and almost never believe their children when confronted with the possibility of some sinister business going on in their lives.
The Shining and Pet Sematary are highlighted in the post. I had forgotten Denise Crosby was in Pet Sematary.