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Pet Sematary

"If the person you just buried in your back yard came back to visit you, he wouldn't bother knocking."

Louis and his small family have just moved into a new town where he is the new doctor. They meet Jud, an old man who shows them the way to a mic mac pet cemetery, which is located in their back yard. Rumours run wild that the animals that are buried there come back to life.

When Louis is alone for a week, his daughter’s cat is crushed while crossing the road. Jud gives it a slap to bring it back to life, and it works! But the kitten is not the same: it is constantly angry, tries to claw people and smells funny.

One day, another truck, on the same road, hits Louis’s son. Obviously, Louis buries him in the mic mac graveyard. The little boy that comes back does not resemble the one that Louis lost.





In my opinion, Pet Cemetery is the most terrifying horror movie of all time. We sometimes dive into Jud Crandall’s past when he tells about the resuscitated beings of the cemetery. These zombies are not like the ones we are accustomed to: they are smart, autonomous, agile and evil.

Rachel, Louis’s wife, brings us back to her sinister past when she was taking care of her sick sister. We can see her decompose in her sheets in flash backs. The screenplay is excellent, the images are stunning and the special effects are not pretentious but quite appropriate.

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Memorables aspects
- Gage, Louis's son, coming back to life and tearing of his throat.
- The scenes with Zelda (Rachel's sister) suffering in her bed.

Memorables characters
- Zelda
- Gage Creed (Miko Hughes)

Released in: 1989

Movie type: Horror - Thriller - Haunting - Monsters

In the same series:
Pet Sematary II

Films in similar category:
People Under the Stairs, the
House on Haunted Hill (Remake)
Doorway, The
Children of the Corn : Revelation
Blair Witch Project, The

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( 2001-06-17 )  

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