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Pet Sematary

Pet SemataryStill of Fred Gwynne in Pet SemataryStill of Dale Midkiff in Pet Sematary

Plot

Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

Release Year: 1989

Rating: 6.3/10 (29,435 voted)

Director:
Mary Lambert

Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne

Storyline
The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetary in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetary, and for good reason too.

Writers: Stephen King, Stephen King

Cast:

Dale Midkiff

Louis Creed


Fred Gwynne

Jud Crandall


Denise Crosby

Rachel Creed


Brad Greenquist

Victor Pascow


Michael Lombard

Irwin Goldman


Miko Hughes

Gage Creed


Blaze Berdahl

Ellie Creed


Susan Blommaert

Missy Dandridge


Mara Clark

Marcy Charlton


Kavi Raz

Steve Masterton


Mary Louise Wilson

Dory Goldman


Andrew Hubatsek

Zelda


Liz Davies

Girl at Infirmary


Kara Dalke

Candystriper


Matthew August Ferrell

Jud as a Child

Taglines:
Sometimes dead is better.

Release Date: 21 April 1989

Filming Locations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $11,500,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,046,179
(USA)
(21 April 1989)
(1585 Screens)

Gross: $57,469,179
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

In an interview with Brad Greenquist he said that while in his gruesome makeup for the role of Victor Pascow no one would sit near him while the cast and crew were having lunch.

Goofs:

Continuity:
Distance between Ellie and Louis as they talk about Missy changes between shots. In the close-up, they are side by side, as we see them from the kitchen, there is distance between them.

Quotes:

Gage:
No Fair! No Fair, No Fair!



User Review

Very creepy.

Rating: 10/10

This scary and rather gory adaptation of Stephen King's great novel features
outstanding central performances by Dale Midkiff,Fred Gwynne(who sadly died
few years ago)and Denise Crosby and some really gruesome gore
effects.Director Mary Lambert has a wonderful sense of visual style,and
manages to make this one of the few versions of King's work that is not
only worth seeing,but genuinely unnerving.The depiction of the zombie child
Gage(Miko Hughes-later in "New Nightmare")is equally noteworthy,as what
could easily have been a laughable character is made menacing and spooky.As
for the people,who think that this one isn't scary-watch it alone in the
dark(eventually with your squeamish girlfriend)and I guarantee you that "Pet
Sematary" will creep you out.Some horror movies like this one or "The Texas
Chain Saw Massacre" shouldn't be watched in group.Recommended for horror
fans!