Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary (1989)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 19, 2000
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43%
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60%



Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Without any real scares, there's no reason at all for this movie to exist.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Typically creepy Stephen King fodder.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A silly and tedious horror drama...

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...one of the most witless horror movies I've sat through, essentially a zombie ghost story that's wholly predictable throughout.

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Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

A true-blue bruise of a horror flick, packed with unsettling images, shocking demises, and a wonderfully apt sense of macabre humor.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It bombs despite King adapting the screenplay from his novel.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

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.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

corny thriller

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
When it comes to Stephen King adaptations, it seems that the less he actually has to do with it, the better it ultimately is. This seems to be a case of a… More
Melvin White
Jud Crandall: Sometimes dead is better.  "A Pet Isn't Just For Life." Pet Sematary is a disappointing film to me just because of how much I… More
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AJ Verser
A brilliantly creepy horror movie, based on a King story. It's one of those stories where you learn that you should be careful what you wish for, and that… More
Alex roy
Pet Sematary is a very good horror film and believe it or not somebody can make a good horror film out of a Stephen King novel. Mary Lambert does a great job… More
danny d
freaky, was good when i was a kid but doesnt hold up

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