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(1989)

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Sex & Nudity

  • A little girl mentions that her cat is getting its "nuts cut" (slang for being neutered.)
  • Louis and Rachael kiss in many scenes. In one scene towards the end she says "darling" and passionately tongue-kisses him.

Violence & Gore

  • A child is run over. Their bloody shoe is shown (very upsetting and very emotional)
  • 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 woman who has a spine disease is shown dying, she can look disturbing to some.
  • A dead cat is shown.
  • A man holds the severed leg of a child in his fist, and as he turns to face the camera, he digs his fingernails into his cheeks, leaving brownish-clear blood streaming down his face. He then laughs morbidly. The same man dies in a house fire while dragging his father in with him soon after.
  • A disemboweled rat is dropped into a bathtub on top of a man.
  • A woman who finds out she has cancer hangs herself in her root cellar and swings around on-screen.
  • A woman is hung from an attic by her baby son. Her husband later carries her corpse outside, wrapped up in a sheet.
  • A woman comes back to her husband, and while she kisses him, pus-like liquid streams from one of her bruised eyes. Her face is purple and bloated and she's holding a steak knife. The husband screams and a squashy noise is heard as the screen fades to black, implying that he was stabbed by her.
  • A deceased girl tells a woman that "she's going to twist her back so she'll never get out of bed again"

Profanity

  • "fuck off", and 1 use of arse.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • adults drink beer
  • some smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Pet Semetary 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.
  • A very disturbing scene in which the cat is killed by being held by the scruff of the neck as a syringe is injected into it's rear might upset some viewers as it slowly dies.
  • 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.

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Violence & Gore

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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Near the end of the movie, there is a killer child that was brought back from the dead.
  • The scene where a little boy is killed by an oncoming truck might upset and emotional disturb some viewers.

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