Pet Sematary

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Friday, April 5, 2019
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Violent horror remake based on classic Stephen King novel.
  • April 5, 2019
  • NR
  • 2019

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pet Sematary is a horror movie based on Stephen King's bestselling novel (which was previously made into a movie in 1989). Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and his wife, Rachel (Amy Seimetz), move from Boston to rural Maine with their two young kids. They meet their mysterious neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), who shows Louis the pet cemetery in the woods behind the Creeds' new house. After the death of the family cat, Jud tells Louis that there's another cemetery beyond the first with a mysterious power to bring things back from the dead. Louis buries the cat; it magically returns home, but it acts more hostile and corpse-like than before. Still, it begs the question: What happens if you bury other things in the pet cemetery? The book has lots of disturbing elements, including gory deaths, cannibalism, and the death of a child, so you can expect the same here, as well as jump scares.

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For kids who love scares

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