Pet Sematary Reviews

October 4, 2019
Reduced to its plot outlines, King`s work no longer functions; its meaning lies in the obscure tensions and anxieties that shape the fantasy, not in what happens, but why.
April 7, 2019
One of the stodgier King adaptations of its period, Pet Sematary 1989 squanders much of its promise with cardboard performances, flat direction and a dire lack of both emotional heft and chilly mood.
March 30, 2019
The premise is fascinating, but the leaden direction, weak performances from the leads, and King's frequently campy interludes pretty much sink this one.
October 20, 2018
...a misbegotten adaptation that could (and should) have been so much better...
March 3, 2014
Without any real scares, there's no reason at all for this movie to exist.
August 5, 2013
A silly and tedious horror drama...
May 20, 2013
It bombs despite King adapting the screenplay from his novel.
September 20, 2012
...one of the most witless horror movies I've sat through, essentially a zombie ghost story that's wholly predictable throughout.
July 5, 2005
June 29, 2005
corny thriller
November 11, 2004
Could have been better, but still worth to take a look
March 5, 2004
Eeeek! A junky book becomes a dreadful movie
December 12, 2002
Another awful Stephen King adaption.
November 29, 2002
October 13, 2002
July 25, 2002
A dull Stephen King adaptation that is neither scary or enjoyably dumb.
July 25, 2001
Aside from its blatant foreshadowing, the main problem with Pet Sematary is its hit-you-over-the-head approach to characters' inability to "let sleeping dogs lie."