Pet Sematary (1989)

R   |    |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

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After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.


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14 July 2011 | ABThomas
It was actually alright! 7.5/10
I originally saw this in my mid teens, and made a mental note myself that it 'wasn't that good' - which in turn made me forget it.

I read the book for the 1st time 2 weeks back and LOVED IT!, so I thought I'd give the movie a try again to see how it fared.

I am 36 now and i thought It was actually pretty good!

Still quite spooky for its age, (especially on your own at night) stayed pretty close to the book too! I actually thought the scary characters in the film were more scary than they were in the book.

One of Kings better film adaptations (apart from stand by me & the green mile)

Definitely worth a watch for horror fans!

7.5 out of 10

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Release Date:

21 April 1989



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Bucksport, Maine, USA

Box Office


$11,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,046,179 23 April 1989

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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