Pet Sematary (1989) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

It’s time for a new episode of our Revisited video series, and with this one we’re looking back at a film that been disturbing and terrifying viewers for over thirty years now. It’s the 1989 Stephen King adaptation Pet Sematary (watch it HERE), and you can find out what we had to say about it by checking out the video embedded above!

Based on King’s 1983 novel, Pet Sematary was directed by Mary Lambert from a screenplay King wrote himself. The film has the following synopsis:

Doctor Louis Creed moves his family to Maine, where he meets a friendly local named Jud Crandall. After the Creeds’ cat is accidentally killed, Crandall advises Louis to bury it in the ground near the old pet cemetery. The cat returns to life, its personality changed for the worse. When Louis’ son, Gage, dies tragically, Louis decides to bury the boy’s body in the same ground despite the warnings of Crandall and Louis’ visions of a deceased patient.

Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl, Beau Berdahl, Brad Greenquist, Michael Lombard, Susan Blommaert, and Andrew Hubatsek star.

The Pet Sematary episode of Revisited was Written by Emilie Black, Narrated by Niki Minter, Edited by Lance Vlcek, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel have been released under the Revisited banner in the past. (Episodes of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, and Real Slashers have all been labeled Revisited on YouTube.) We recently got a new series simply titled Revisited started with an episode dedicated to Chopping Mall. The second episode covered Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, the third looked at VideodromeJacob’s Ladder was the fourth in the series, Re-Animator was number five, episode six looked back at House II: The Second Story, number seven covered Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, number eight revisited Poltergeist, number nine looked at Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the tenth episode we revisited Fright Night, number eleven was all about The Fog, twelve looked back at The Craft, and thirteen covered Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

Two previous episodes of Revisited can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.