Pet Sematary
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Faithfully adapted from a novel by Stephen King, this chilling horror movie tells the tale of a young physician whose family is destroyed after he moves them to a seemingly peaceful town in Maine. The trouble begins when both the family cat and their baby boy are run down on a local highway by a speeding tractor trailer, one of many that constantly roar by. Soon afterward the family makes an even more horrific discovery involving an ancient burial ground with the ability to bring back the dead.

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Without any real scares, there's no reason at all for this movie to exist."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"a flawed, but still bracingly horrific film of ideas, one that maintains with substantial impact the novel's tragic themes about death and the limitations of human control"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Typically creepy Stephen King fodder."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A ghost, a zombie cat, a murderous toddler, and Herman Munster... What's not to love?"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Great Stephen King movie. Some true scares, lots of gore, and a hint of morality. Are you responsible for the reanimated dead?"
‑ Fred Topel,
"A silly and tedious horror drama..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
" of the most witless horror movies I've sat through, essentially a zombie ghost story that's wholly predictable throughout."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A true-blue bruise of a horror flick, packed with unsettling images, shocking demises, and a wonderfully apt sense of macabre humor."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Could have been better, but still worth to take a look"
‑ Andreas Samuelson, Slasherpool
"Fairly effective adaptation of the Stephen King thriller."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"It bombs despite King adapting the screenplay from his novel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Haunting, sorrowful and reverberatingly eerie. Above all, Pet Sematary is a remarkably mature and thought-provoking look at the mysterious nature of death and the complexity of the grieving process."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"corny thriller"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Eeeek! A junky book becomes a dreadful movie"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Another awful Stephen King adaption."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
More reviews for Pet Sematary on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This

1408 (2007)
Pet Sematary Two
Silent Hill
Silent Hill (2006)