Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.
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 nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.
John Lithgow also starred in Harry and the Hendersons (1987), a light-hearted comedy about the mythical Bigfoot. This film makes reference to the mythical man-creature Wendigo which is described in many folklore stories with a similar physicality to Bigfoot. See more »
During Louis's first trip to the burial ground, some lightning is seen near the horizon. Thunder follows about a second later. The lightning appears miles distant, and the thunder would have taken much longer to reach Louis's location. See more »
Paramount Pictures Australia submitted a 98 minute version of Pet Sematary which gained an MA15+ rating. Presumably this version was pre-cut in an attempt to gain a lower M rating. As with Overlord, Paramount Pictures Australia decided to release the uncut version instead which also gained an MA15+ rating. See more »
326. Pet Sematary. I love Stephen King's writing, I loved the book, I love the 1989 version, and I really wanted to love this one as well, but I did not love it. I didn't hate it, but... First off, if you don't know the story, you will know the entire plot just by watching the trailer for it. Family moves to the middle of nowhere, onto a piece of property that contains a pet sematary that brings dead things back to life, and when they do, they're just not quite right in the head anymore... this part kind of reminded me of Us, its almost like the doppelganger is the one that returns to life...oh well. It was just kind of boring, they did switch up the story a bit, and I did like the changes, they worked, but it just wasn't enough to make it great. Jason Clarke doesn't strike me as the father type, he looks like a psychopath. And although John Lithgow is awesome, he didn't live up to Fred Gwynne... ya know the nosy neighbor who warns his new friend never to go up to the pet sematary, and then takes him up to the pet sematary... Church the cat was pretty badass however... You be the judge!
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