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Pet Sematary

Director: Mary Lambert Run Time: 103 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1989

Starring: Brad Greenquist, Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Miko Hughes

XX directors picked the film with the one place you don’t want to be buried…PET SEMATARY.

When a doctor uproots his family from Chicago to a small town in Maine, the bucolic piece of property they buy has a couple of a hiccups. First: there’s that mean-stretch of highway where semi-trucks rocket past in the middle of the night; then, there’s the pet cemetery, and well, it’s best not to go to the pet cemetery. Local legend has it that anything that gets buried in that cursed earth won’t stay dead for long, and when a truck runs down the good doctor’s youngest son, he soon finds out that what goes into the ground isn’t the same when it comes out.

Part of Nitehawk’s XX Selects midnite series featuring film selected by XX directors.