Jump Scares in Pet Sematary (1989)

Pet Sematary (1989) screenshot
Pet Sematary (1989) screenshot
Pet Sematary (1989) screenshot
Pet Sematary (1989) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 13 jump scares in Pet Sematary, which has a jump scare rating of 3.5.

Jump Scare Rating: Quite a few jump scares throughout. The sudden appearances of both “Church” the cat and the ghost of Victor Pascow make up most of the scares. A scene at the 93 minute mark probably contains the biggest scare.

Synopsis: After the death of the family cat, father Louis Creed buries it in the ground near the pet cemetery however the pet returns to life with disastrous consequences for the family.

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Jump Scares: 13 (1 major, 12 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Mary Lambert

Runtime: 103 minutes

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers

Jump Scare Times

00:08:11 – Church jumps down the tree and yowls at Louis.

00:18:35 – Victor suddenly grabs Louis on the shoulder.

00:19:51 – While Louis is lying in bed, there is a loud noise and Victor is suddenly standing in the doorway.

00:20:12 – Louis turns around and Victor is now standing right by the bed.

00:21:08 – Victor grabs Louis from behind.

00:34:12 – Church yowls at Louis in the garage.

00:38:38 – A dead rat drops into the bathtub while Louis is in it.

01:04:52 – Victor appears beside Rachel.

01:13:30 – A face appears out of a rock pile and comes towards Louis.

01:18:44 – A ball bounces across the room.

01:20:46 – Church yowls.

01:22:52 – Church yowls and jumps down behind Rachel.

01:33:35 – Rachel’s dead body drops down from a rope. [Video]

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Pet Sematary. [More info]

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