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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.


Stephen King (based on the novel by), Matt Greenberg (screen story by) | 1 more credit »
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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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


In the scene where Louis places the cat on the table with a syringe in hand, thinking of euthanizing him, the cat was brought to set from housing trailer in crate. The cat was kept on a leash when not working on a scene. Cat was given verbal praise, cooked chicken, cat treats and or salmon paste and end of each take for rewards. The trainer was in costume to do the action for this scene. The trainer placed the cat on his side and held him in place. Cat was given treats and pets while on his side for a reward several times while filming. With his right hand the actor picked up the syringe and pretended to give the cat a shot in the neck by holding the syringe with the fake needle tip to the tip of the cat's hair. The plunger of the syringe was never pushed. Another trainer stood off camera behind the trainer handling the cat and used a clicker to keep the cat's eyeline in place. To elicit the violent response from the cat, in the next scene, the trainer put the syringe down, then picked up a stuffed panda bear and placed it near the cat's face and on its paws, playing with him eliciting a growl and the cat batted at the panda. After shooting was done the cat was allowed to relax on a table away from noise and action with his leash on and was petted by trainers and given treats. See more »


When we see the shot of the truck barreling towards Elle and Gage, the camera truck can be seen reflected off the truck's steel bumper. See more »


Louis Creed: Hug your daughter.
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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 »


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Was not Impressed. :(
17 April 2019 | by tfminflSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada See more »


Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,502,775, 7 April 2019

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