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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


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 »


[last lines]
Louis Creed: [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!
Ellie: [stops struggling] 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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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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Dramatic Cue (H)
Written by Ronald Hanmer (as Ronald Charles Douglas Hanmer)
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User Reviews

19 April 2019 | by magdacazacuSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pet Sematary See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada See more »


Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,502,775, 7 April 2019

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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