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Pet Sematary
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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


Violence & Gore


A child is run over. Their bloody shoe is shown (very upsetting)

A child kills a character with a scalpel. (offscreen) The character's mutilated body is shown later.

A person killed by a truck and their brains are exposed. He is seen many times.

A person's heel and mouth slashed with a scapel then gets his throat bitten out. This is on-screen in detail.

A child tries to kill his father with a scalpel

A character gives their kid and a cat a lethal injection to kill them (very upsetting)

A woman who has a spine disease is shown dying, she can look disturbing to some.

A dead cat is shown.



2 uses of damn, the father tells the cat to fuck off, 1 use of ass.


adults drink beer

some smoking


Recommended MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong disturbing horror violence and images including mature themes, gore, language, some alcohol/drug use and terror involving young children

Pet Cemetery is incredibly disturbing, vicious, and frightening. It is very depressing also.

There is a scene in which a dying girl is shown, and her sister has visions of her coming to get her.

Near the end of the movie, there is a killer child that was brought back from the dead.

The scene in which a cat dies might upset some viewers.

The scene where a little boy is killed by an oncoming truck might upset some viewers.

The end is where you will probably get frightened.

The premise of the film is very disturbing and frightening.

When Pascow shows up, it is very eerie and frightening.

24/50- Pet cemetery contains horrific and controversial scenes of violence, and is only appropriate for 15-16+.

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