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Pet Sematary (2019)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Clarke ... Louis
Amy Seimetz ... Rachel
John Lithgow ... Jud
Jeté Laurence ... Ellie
Hugo Lavoie Hugo Lavoie ... Gage
Lucas Lavoie Lucas Lavoie ... Gage
Obssa Ahmed ... Victor Pascow
Alyssa Brooke Levine ... Zelda (as Alyssa Levine)
Maria Herrera ... Marcella
Frank Schorpion ... Rachel's Father
Linda E. Smith Linda E. Smith ... Rachel's Mother
Sonia Maria Chirila ... Young Rachel
Naomi Frenette ... Upset Student (as Naomi Jean)
Suzi Stingl ... Norma
Kelly Lee ... Nurse Kelly
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Storyline

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.

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Based on Stephen King's Terrifying Novel See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, bloody images, and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pet Sematary See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,502,775, 7 April 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,733,075, 18 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,868,097, 16 April 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The novel stated that most animals revived just come back 'off' rather than explicitly bad, Jud explicitly states that everything he's heard of that was brought back to life came back mean and cruel, and also acknowledges that the place has the power to twist minds so that they tell themselves it might work out better this time. This is explicitly demonstrated in Church, who far from the stinking, slightly dull cat of the novel or the hissing glow-eyed feline of the 1989 film, is actively malicious. It's implied that Church lured Ellie out into the path of the truck in revenge for Louis abandoning him outside of town. See more »

Goofs

When the tanker truck swerved to avoid Gage the trailer becomes detached from the tractor which leads to the tragic death. However, in real life this would not have happened, and the whole truck unit would have simply crashed into the ditch. See more »

Quotes

Jud Crandall: It was a myth. Kids used to dare each other to go into the woods at night. They knew the power of that place. They feared it. Those woods belong to something else. The ground is bad. It maybe just some crazy folktale, but there is something up in those woods, something that brings things back. Sometimes dead is better.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Pet Semetary (2019) See more »

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Grounded, raw and personal
11 April 2019 | by sophaljonesySee all my reviews

Pet Sematary 2019 is a much superior to the original in my opinion because it manages to stay grounded, raw, and make it personal. It lays the ground rules of how Pet Sematary works, and most of the scares come from the feeling of dread coming from those giant trucks zooming past the characters. These scenes worked as both jump scares but foreshadows of what will happen, and it is chilling given that in my country Cambodia, people are killed by trucks so frequently. The supernatural aspect is creepy enough, but most of the scares come from real things such as those cars, grief, and the dark thoughts of the characters. Besides this feeling of groundedness, the death pivotal death scene is very raw, and you feel exactly how the characters do. The death, the grief, and the lengths the characters go to deal with their problems is all to real, and this produces the raw feeling from watching. On top of all that, Pet Sematary impacts me very hard because I have lost my brother in a car accident, and the grief in the characters, and their guilt is very personal and relatable. So for me, Pet Sematary is a horror movie unlike any others because it is so real, raw, and personal.


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