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Pet Sematary (1989)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  21 April 1989 (USA)
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Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

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Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located near their home. After... See full summary »

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The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetery, and for good reason too. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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cat | cemetery | woods | secret | maine | See All (193) »

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A Pet Isn't Just For Life. See more »

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Drama | Horror

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21 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Pet Cemetery  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$57,469,179 (USA)
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(at around 9 mins) Louis claims his cat Church is named after former-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. 7 blue British Shorthair cats were acquired to play Church, and each of them were trained to do a specific action for the camera. See more »

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(at around 41 mins) When Missy hangs herself, she is dangling from the back of her shoulders, instead of from the neck. A metal shackle can be seen at the end of the rope. No doubt part of the harness supporting her. See more »

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Gage: No Fair! No Fair, No Fair!
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Pet Sematary
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Very creepy.
26 October 2001 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

This scary and rather gory adaptation of Stephen King's great novel features outstanding central performances by Dale Midkiff,Fred Gwynne(who sadly died few years ago)and Denise Crosby and some really gruesome gore effects.Director Mary Lambert has a wonderful sense of visual style,and manages to make this one of the few versions of King's work that is not only worth seeing,but genuinely unnerving.The depiction of the zombie child Gage(Miko Hughes-later in "New Nightmare")is equally noteworthy,as what could easily have been a laughable character is made menacing and spooky.As for the people,who think that this one isn't scary-watch it alone in the dark(eventually with your squeamish girlfriend)and I guarantee you that "Pet Sematary" will creep you out.Some horror movies like this one or "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" shouldn't be watched in group.Recommended for horror fans!


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