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.
The film also does not specify the illness that befell Zelda. "It's Rachel's memory, but we never say what she has," said Widmyer. 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 »
[places foot on Ellie's chest as she struggles, while he picks up a shovel and gets ready to end her with it]
I thought we could be a family, I wanted us to be a family, but we can't!
But we can, Daddy. We can.
[Louis is suddenly impaled through his back with a steel rod by an undead Rachel]
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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 »
Dramatic Cue (H)
Written by Ronald Hanmer (as Ronald Charles Douglas Hanmer)
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I wanted to restrain myself from having some high expectations about this movie but I couldn't. The book was one of my favorites as a child.
Comparing the original story line, the movie did not change that much the course of events. However, they applied the classic old horror movie recipe - jump-scares and dramatic music (in scenes when it was clearly not the case) - and transformed the whole product into some cheap stuff.
The way the movie was filmed and put together as an artistic product makes me think of the Discovery TV shows that were showing reconstitutions of murders and strange events --> cheap and almost schematic.
It's a pity, the story remains one of great value, but anything else, not so much.
PS : The cat was, indeed, truly beautiful and good chosen.
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