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Pet Sematary (1989)

 -  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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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 cemetary in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetary, and for good reason too. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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cat | cemetery | pet | woods | secret | See more »

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Sometimes dead is better. See more »

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21 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pet Cemetery  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$57,469,179 (USA)
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The idea for this story came about when Stephen King's daughter's cat, Smuckey, was killed on the highway outside their home. See more »

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Best horror movie ever
27 June 2003 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

One of the best (if not the best) Stephen King's screenings. Dark as dark can be, surprising non-hollywood ending, terrifying atmosphere, amazing book adaptation, outstanding cast, educational (don't play with afterlife), in short - everything an excellent horror should be...

My favorite horror movie, straight 10+.


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