Pet Sematary

Release Date: April 5th, 2019

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.

Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie, Obssa Ahmed, Alyssa Brooke Levine

Director: Kevin Kolsch , Dennis Widmyer

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Di Bonaventura Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Tense, Doctor, Brooding, 2010s, Family, Escape, Rise, Hospital, Wife, House

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The book's creepy premise justifies this modern second look, which proves to be a solid if not earthshaking horror pic built around notably good performances. show more

  • 60
    Nikki BaughanScreen International

    As with all Stephen King stories, there are resonant universal themes running through Pet Sematary; guilt, grief and trauma fuel this tale of a family who move to the countryside and become embroiled with an ancient evil. Yet these are buried deep under a mudslide of horror cliches — jump scares, creepy kids, expositional newspaper headlines — that reduce this to just another run-of-the-mill horror remake. show more

  • 30
    Richard LawsonVanity Fair

    I’m a pretty easy scare, but I sat through this Pet Sematary mostly unbothered. Which is certainly not the takeaway one should have from an adaptation of a Stephen King novel, let alone the one that King has said frightens him more than anything else he’s written. In this new film, you almost can’t see what he was so afraid of. show more

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