Director Mary Lambert's (THE IN CROWD) second film is
a very underrated rendering of a Stephen King bestseller. In it a
young family, the Creeds have recently moved to a new neighborhood
where they very quickly lose their cat, which is run over by a
speeding truck. The Creed's neighbor, Jud (Fred Gwynne), feeling bad
for the family, tells Mr. Creed (Dale Midkiff) about the secret
Indian burial ground in the neighborhood, which has mysterious
rejuvenating powers. However, when the Creed's infant son meets a
fate similar to the family pet, Mr. Creed can't resist temptation
and he brings an unspeakable evil back from the grave.
Marks the first time that author Stephen King
wrote the screenplay for a filmed version of one of his novels.
Dr. Louis Creed, having just moved to Maine with
his wife and two children, is heartbroken when he finds that his
daughter's beloved cat has been hit by a truck and killed.
Thankfully, a strange, elderly neighbor called Jud knows a secret
that may spare the young girl's tears. He takes the dead cat to an
ancient Indian burial ground that lies hidden in the surrounding
hilltops; and when he buries the feline there, it comes back to life
a few days later.
But Louis can't be trusted with the secret, and, despite strong
warnings that something horrible will happen, he uses the power of
the burial ground to bring his son back from the dead -- after the
child is killed the same way the family cat was.
"...Peter Stein's cinematography is superbly
varied, from the bright hues of a glossy magazine to the dark
shadows of a charnel house....PET SEMATARY is a handsomely produced
Keep Case - Sensormatic
Anamorphic Widescreen -
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English
Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - French