Pet Sematary

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Pet Sematary is a bruising horror flick that wears its quirks on its sleeves, to the detriment of its scare factor.



Total Count: 33


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After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family... but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle in to a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery - built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Their mysterious new neighbor, Jud Crandall, hides the cemetery's darkest secret until a family tragedy brings the secret to life. Now, an unthinkable evil is about to be resurrected.

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Dale Midkiff
as Louis Creed
Fred Gwynne
as Jud Crandall
Denise Crosby
as Rachel Creed
Brad Greenquist
as Victor Pascow
Blaze Berdahl
as Ellie Creed
Miko Hughes
as Gage Creed
Michael Lombard
as Irwin Goldman
Susan Blommaert
as Missy Dandridge
Stephen King
as Preacher
Mara Clark
as Marcy Charlton
Kavi Raz
as Steve Masterton
Mary Louise Wilson
as Dory Goldman
Liz Davies
as Girl at infirmary
Kara Dalke
as Candystriper
Matthew August Ferrell
as Jud as a Child
Lisa Stathoplos
as Jud's Mother
Elizabeth Ureneck
as Rachel as a Child
Chuck Courtney
as Bill Baterman
Richard Collier
as Young Jud
Donnie Greene
as Orinco Driver
Peter T. Stader
as Timmy Baterman
Lila Duffy
as Budget Clerk
John David Moore
as Hitch-hike Driver
Mary R. Hughes
as Seatmate #2
Dorothy McCabe
as Seatmate #1
Beau Berdahl
as Ellie Creed II
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Audience Reviews for Pet Sematary

  • Sep 11, 2018
    Even if it wasn't any good, Pet Sematary's sort of a must watch given how heavily it's been referenced in the film and television industries since. But it is good, so there's that too.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2013
    "Sometimes dead is better." Based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, Pet Sematary is a frightening horror film. The story follows a family that discovers a Pet Cemetery behind their back yard that has mystical properties, which if used, comes with a terrible price. The directing is especially good and brings an impressive amount of tension and suspense to the film. However, there are a few storytelling issues and some of the acting is weak. A faithful adaptation of Stephen King's terrifying thriller, Pet Sematary delivers some chilling scares.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 25, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2013
    There was a trend for the longest time that connected bad films with Stephen King's best work. Carrie was the exception but most of the King inspired films were crap. Outside of some interesting work by Fred Gwynne, the rest of it is garbage.
    John B Super Reviewer

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