Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary (1989)

After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family... but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle in to a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery - built on an… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 21, 1989
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2000
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Critic Score
46%
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User Score
60%



Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Henry Stewart
Brooklyn Magazine

This a silly movie, also overwrought, fusing the two until it approaches something grand and gonzo and tragic and meaningful.

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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
TheFilmFile.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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
King's screenplay (adapted from his own novel) is generally well structured despite its flaws, but the movie suffers mainly from a stiff dialogue and… 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
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 V
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