Pet Sematary (1989)

Pet Sematary (1989)

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An Indian burial ground proves an unwise place to bury one's pets in this '80s horror flick based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. 

1989Rating: RP16, Content may disturb103 minsUSA
FantasyHorror

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Pet Sematary (1989) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

Pet Sematary marks the first time Stephen King has adapted his own book for the screen, and the result is undead schlock dulled by a slasher-film mentality - squandering its chilling and fertile source material.

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Time Out

Time Out

....leaden, morbid, rather nasty adaptation of Stephen King's novel...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

One of the key lines in both film and book is "Sometimes dead is better." Sometimes, though, read is a whole lot better.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

[Pet Sematary] has some effectively ghoulish moments, though most of these (like the suicide of a chronically depressed Maine laundress) have no particular point.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Literary success fails to make the leap to film again, with another hacked-up, sloppy screenplay from King.

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Pet Sematary (1989) | Release Details

Pet Sematary (1989) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.