Pet Sematary (not
cemetery), another Stephen King book adaptation, was
released in 1989. The movie received mixed review
from critics, more on the negative side than positive,
but still the movie was a big enough financial success
to warrant a sequel. Pet Sematary 2, which did not
do nearly as well, was released in 1992.
In this movie, the Creed family moves
from the big city to the country. Behind their
home is a pet cemetery, of about which there are some
strange tales. The patriarch of the family, Louis
Creed, is visited by a college student who had died, but
returned as a zombie to warn Louis about the cemetery.
When the Creed's cat, Church is ran over, they bury him
near the cemetery, and before long he returns from the
dead as well, but not quit as his original self.
It doesn't take long
before little Gage Creed is killed while playing in the
street, and Louis buries him near the pet cemetery as
well, against the warnings of others in the area who
tell tales of other humans had been buried their
wreaking havoc. Well havoc came a knockin', as
Gage goes about the business of killing the neighbor,
his mother, and almost his father. Louis
eventually was able to kill Gage (again) with morphine,
but not learning his lesson, he buries his wife in the
cemetery as well...and, you guessed it...