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.
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Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two children, Gage and Ellie, move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.
All of the changes from the novel were driven by the desire to find a new angle on a familiar story. "When you're making an adaptation, you want to do as much new, fresh things that you can because there's already an existing movie," said Kevin Kölsch. "But at the same time, you want to make sure that you're staying true to the essence of the book so that people still feel like they're getting Stephen King's Pet Sematary." See more »
During Louis's first trip to the burial ground, some lightning is seen near the horizon. Thunder follows about a second later. The lightning appears miles distant, and the thunder would have taken much longer to reach Louis's location. See more »
Paramount Pictures Australia submitted a 98 minute version of Pet Sematary which gained an MA15+ rating. Presumably this version was pre-cut in an attempt to gain a lower M rating. As with Overlord, Paramount Pictures Australia decided to release the uncut version instead which also gained an MA15+ rating. See more »
Although the cast is partially successful, especially Jason Clarke, although a neat photography reinforces the dark, chilly and creepy atmosphere, although the second half of the movie cleverly and successfully moves away from the eponymous book, ... however, on my personal fear-o-meter, I was not scary enough. No goose bumps! Why? Well... it's not crystal clear. Probably because of a slightly uninspiring realization and a confusing Jud's character. Indeed, he has been living since his birth on a cursed and soiled land, but he does not seem so much disturbed, while the Creed family feels crippling disturbances from the very first days following their arrival. Jud is fully aware of the flight of the Indians from this place, yet he inexplicably remains in Ludlow. As a synthesis: worth a try. At least, read the book. I remember I loved it!
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