Pet Sematary

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Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.

  1. Stephen King

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Mary Lambert


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dale Midkiff

    Dale Midkiff

    Louis Creed

  2. Fred Gwynne

    Fred Gwynne

    Jud Crandall

  3. Denise Crosby

    Denise Crosby

    Rachel Creed

  4. Brad Greenquist

    Brad Greenquist

    Victor Pascow

  5. Michael Lombard

    Michael Lombard

    Irwin Goldman

  6. Miko Hughes

    Miko Hughes

    Gage Creed

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget $11,500,000.00

Revenue $57,469,467.00

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Release Information

  • April 21, 1989
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

And the night when the cold wind blows, No one cares, nobody knows.

The Stephen King novel from which the screenplay was adapted very nearly didn’t see the light of day. It was actually written by King based on a real place and instances during a stay at a rented house. He was never quite happy with the tone of the book and only submitted it as a contractual obligation. Glad he did because it provides a very solid grounding for horror and deals with the very real horrors of overwhelming grief.

The film gets the tonal flows right, the family dynamic is neatly pitched in readiness for what... read the rest.

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