If you’re a fan of horror movies, you might be wondering what scary movie came out in 1989. Well, the answer is Pet Sematary, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.
Stephen King’s Pet Sematary: A Brief Overview
Pet Sematary is a supernatural horror film that tells the story of the Creed family who moves to a new home in rural Maine. After their cat is killed on the busy road outside their house, their neighbor Jud introduces them to an ancient burial ground that has strange powers to bring back the dead.
The Cast and Crew
The film was directed by Mary Lambert and starred Dale Midkiff as Dr. Louis Creed, Fred Gwynne as Jud Crandall, and Denise Crosby as Rachel Creed. The screenplay was written by Stephen King himself.
Upon its release, Pet Sematary received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success grossing over $57 million worldwide. It has since become a cult classic among horror fans and even received a remake in 2019.
Why Pet Sematary is Still Scary Today
Pet Sematary is still regarded as one of the scariest movies of all time for several reasons. Firstly, it deals with themes of death and grief which are universally relatable and terrifying. Secondly, it features some truly disturbing scenes including the resurrection of an undead toddler and the brutal killing of one of the main characters.
If you’re looking for a classic horror movie to watch this Halloween season, Pet Sematary from 1989 should definitely be on your list!