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Pet Sematary (2019)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Clarke ... Louis
Amy Seimetz ... Rachel
John Lithgow ... Jud
Jeté Laurence ... Ellie
Hugo Lavoie Hugo Lavoie ... Gage
Lucas Lavoie Lucas Lavoie ... Gage
Obssa Ahmed ... Victor Pascow
Alyssa Brooke Levine ... Zelda (as Alyssa Levine)
Maria Herrera ... Marcella
Frank Schorpion ... Rachel's Father
Linda E. Smith Linda E. Smith ... Rachel's Mother
Sonia Maria Chirila ... Young Rachel
Naomi Frenette ... Upset Student (as Naomi Jean)
Suzi Stingl ... Norma
Kelly Lee ... Nurse Kelly
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Storyline

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.

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Based on Stephen King's Terrifying Novel See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, bloody images, and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pet Sematary See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,502,775, 7 April 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,724,696, 30 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,236,672, 30 May 2019
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Color:

Color | Color (Deluxe)| Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Before starting his new job, Louis mentions that his previous occupation was working the "Graveyard Shift", at the emergency room, a nod to the Stephen King novel and 1990 movie of the same name. See more »

Goofs

When the tanker truck swerved to avoid Gage the trailer becomes detached from the tractor which leads to the tragic death. However, in real life this would not have happened, and the whole truck unit would have simply crashed into the ditch. See more »

Quotes

Jud Crandall: [from trailer] Sometimes, dead is better.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Shazam!/Pet Semetary (2019) See more »

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Pet Sematary
Performed by Starcrawler
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Best horror movie of 2019 so far.
2 April 2019 | by naughtyjinxSee all my reviews

Watched it at a pre screening and...now this is what I call a horror movie. The acting was pretty good, there were several emotional aspects at play and I really liked the way they dealt with themes like PTSD and grief. About the horror part, somes scenes were grotesque and there were a lot of jumpscares and tension building, but I'm not going to spoil anything.

Final thoughts: I didn't watch any trailers and from what I could see, most complaints came from people who have watched them. Also, I find it laughable that a weak slasher movie like "Us" gets a better rating than this movie, which in my opinion, is way, way better.

Veredict: I'd say "Pet Sematary" is at least a solid 8, but I gave it a 9 because I strongly disagree with the current 7.0 rating.


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