Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

Mary Lambert (1989)

18 Certificate


Our Score
In this morbid but compulsive horror, adapted by Stephen King from his own novel, a young couple (Dale Midkiff and Denise Crosby) discover that corpses buried in the pet cemetery near their new home come back to life. For much of its length, the story, which seems to be yet another re-working of the classic short story The Monkey's Paw, provides only the occasional shudder and is interrupted by awkward flashbacks. But those who stick with it are rewarded with a really ghastly climax, cleverly engineered to tweak very raw nerves. Director Mary Lambert also did the sequel, which went straight to video in the UK.


A father tries to resurrect his dead son by placing him in an enchanted burial ground but the plan backfires with devastating results. Horror, starring Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne and Denise Crosby, with a cameo appearance by author Stephen King, whose book provided the basis for the film.

Cast & Crew

Louis Creed Dale Midkiff
Rachel Creed Denise Crosby
Jud Crandall Fred Gwynne
Victor Pascow Brad Greenquist
Irwin Goldman Michael Lombard
Gage Creed Miko Hughes
Ellie Creed Blaze Berdahl
Missy Dandridge Susan Blommaert
Minister Stephen King
Director Mary Lambert
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD