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Synopsis: A family discover a mysterious pet burial ground in the woods around their new home in rural Maine.

Director: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

Runtime: 101 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.4/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Book Adaptation, Creepy Children, Forest / Woods Setting

Jump Scares:  14 (1 major, 13 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: The first half of Pet Sematary is full of loud jump scares (a truck roaring past is used as a jump scare on several occasions) however most of the scares are either heavily telegraphed or rather generic. The second half contains very few jump scares although there are a couple of decent jolts towards the end.

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

Jump Scare Times

4:07 – A truck drives by startling Rachel after she says “everything is inside”.

16:25 – The injured man grabs Louis around the arm as he wheels him into theater.

17:27 – The lights flicker and the previously dead man is suddenly sitting up on the bed behind Louis.

18:12 – Louis sits in his car lost in thought – as he goes to drive off a truck suddenly races past in front of him.

24:42 – Victor’s hand suddenly reaches out to grab Louis around the ankle as he climbs the pile of branches.

29:06 – During a flashback, young Rachel is startled as her disfigured sister suddenly falls down the dumbwaiter shaft.

36:30 – Louis opens the closet revealing Church who screeches at him.

39:31 – Ellie is suddenly scratched by the cat as she tries to remove something from its fur.

42:17 – Church screeches at Louis from behind.

43:04 – After Louis walks through a door and finds himself back outside in the woods, a truck horn suddenly blares.

44:54 – Rachel has a hallucination where the medicine cabinet in the bathroom transforms into the dumbwaiter shaft which her sister once again falls through.

1:10:14 – After Louis finds the mask, Ellie appears behind him and says “Daddy”.

1:21:42 – Jud spots Church in the hallway and suddenly Ellie stabs him in the ankle.

1:28:58 – After waking from a nightmare Rachel looks up to find Gage safe. Suddenly Ellie leaps at her with a knife.

(Major scares in bold)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Pet Sematary [more info].