PET SEMATARY is Rated R for Horror Violence and Bloody Images (As if Anyone Was Worried)

As someone who was lucky enough to visit the set of Pet Sematary while it was filming in 2018, I never had any doubts that the film wouldn’t be rated R. That’s what the directors told us, that’s what the producers told us, and that what common sense told us. Not only was Mary Lambert’s 1989 adaptation of Pet Sematary was rated R, the novel by Stephen King is so depraved, an accurate adaptation simply couldn’t be anything but.

So while an official announcement was made today, it should come as a shock to nobody that Pet Sematary will be rated R for “horror violence, bloody images, and some language.” Look for the film to hit theaters beginning April 5th; give the trailer and synopsis a spin below.

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.

Pet Sematary is directed by Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer and stars Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, and Amy Seimetz.

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