A doctor dabbles in magical resurrection with horrific consequences in this supernatural thriller adapted from the novel by Stephen King. When Dr. Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) and his family move from Chicago to an old farmhouse in rural Maine, their only concern is the busy highway that flanks their new home. Louis' family -- wife Rachel (Denise Crosby), daughter Ellie (Blaze Berdahl), and toddler Gage (Miko Hughes) -- soon meet kindly old duffer Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne), who introduces them all to the local attractions, including a pet cemetary built on the remains of a Native American burial ground. When Rachel and the kids head off to visit Louis' in-laws, Ellie's cat gets flattened by a truck. Jud counsels Louis to bury it in the old Indian portion of the cemetary; the next day, it returns from the dead, carrying with it the stink of the earth and a decidedly bad attitude. Shortly thereafter, Louis is tempted to use the cemetary's magical powers again when his son suffers a tragic accident. A snarling kitty, it turns out, is nothing compared to the horror of a little boy with no soul and a taste for scalpels. In addition to adapting his own novel for the screen, writer King appeared in a brief cameo as the minister presiding over Gage's funeral. Director Mary Lambert would return with Pet Sematary Two.~Brian J. Dillard
Commentary by Director Mary Lambert
Filming the Horror
Stephen King's Pet Sematary
Stephen King's Pet Sematary: Stephen King Territory
About this film, directed by Mary Lambert, full of scares and creepy scenes. Without giving up the plot, the scene where Louis Creed, played by Dale Midkiff, wakes up after a vivid dream to learn he did go to the Pet Sematary. Supporting cast Fred Gwynne as neighbor Jud and Denise Crosby as Rachel Creed the wife, who has plenty of childhood horror of her own. This new print was remastered. The colors are now vivid and picture quality sharp. It was like seeing the details of the film for the first time!
Glad that Best Buy has added a section for reasonably Halloween titles! Can't wait to watch this!
This review is from Pet Sematary [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A Horror Classic
This film scarred me as a kid, so this one definitely holds a candle of nostalgia for me. Seeing it on 4K, the restoration is absolutely gorgeous. The reds and blacks really jump off the screen and present the cleanest possible image you could imagine.
If you haven’t seen this film, this is a true horror classic that will certainly give you a great viewing experience, especially if you like the 2019 remake. It comes backed with both new and original/vintage special features and making of featurettes, as well as a free digital redemption code.
The original PET SEMATARY, not the 2019 remake, remains one of Stephen King's scariest novels and screenplays. This 30th Anniversary version looks great, sounds great, and stills remains one of the scariest movies ever.
From beginning to ending, you are always on the edge of your seat, never knowing what's happening next. Beautifully directed, and by a woman too, King knew even 30 years ago who could master his brilliant scary screenplay.
The 2019 remake has its moments, but the 1989 version still stands as the best of the two films.