Pet Sematary (1989)
Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 23
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 13
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Release Date: Apr 21, 1989 Wide
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 96,421
A doctor dabbles in magical resurrection with horrific consequences in this supernatural thriller adapted from the novel by Stephen King. When Dr. Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) and his family move from Chicago to an old farmhouse in rural Maine, their only concern is the busy highway that flanks their new home. Louis' family -- wife Rachel (Denise Crosby), daughter Ellie (Blaze Berdahl), and toddler Gage (Miko Hughes) -- soon meet kindly old duffer Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne), who introduces them
Apr 21, 1989 Wide
Sep 19, 2000
Paramount Home Video
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Dr. Louis Creed
Girl at infirmary
Peter T. Stader
Mary Louise Wilson
Eleanor Grace Courte...
Logan Gate Agent
Matthew August Ferre...
Jud as a Child
Mary R. Hughes
John David Moore
Rachel as a Child
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Without any real scares, there's no reason at all for this movie to exist.
a flawed, but still bracingly horrific film of ideas, one that maintains with substantial impact the novel's tragic themes about death and the limitations of human control
...one of the most witless horror movies I've sat through, essentially a zombie ghost story that's wholly predictable throughout.
Haunting, sorrowful and reverberatingly eerie. Above all, Pet Sematary is a remarkably mature and thought-provoking look at the mysterious nature of death and the complexity of the grieving process.
Typically creepy Stephen King fodder.
A true-blue bruise of a horror flick, packed with unsettling images, shocking demises, and a wonderfully apt sense of macabre humor.
A ghost, a zombie cat, a murderous toddler, and Herman Munster... What's not to love?
Great Stephen King movie. Some true scares, lots of gore, and a hint of morality. Are you responsible for the reanimated dead?
Fairly effective adaptation of the Stephen King thriller.
Another awful Stephen King adaption.
So bad it's funny. Gwynne seems to be hawking Pepperidge Farm cookies.
A dull Stephen King adaptation that is neither scary or enjoyably dumb.
Audience Reviews for Pet Sematary
- Dr. Louis Creed: Fuck off, furball!
- Zelda: Rachel, is that you? I've been waiting for you, Rachel. And now I'm going to twist your back like mine, so you'll never get out of bed again... Never get out of bed again! Never get out of bed again!
- Jud Crandall: Do you know what a graveyard is? It's when the dead speaks!
- Victor Pascow: The burrier wasn't ment to be crossed.
- Jud Crandall: Sometimes dead is better.
- Gage Creed: I played with mommy ... Now I want to play with you!
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