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23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone  

Bailey Brown
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List Rules Vote up the reasons that make you want to watch the movie with a friend.

Pet Sematary is definitely a terrifying tale. Not only does it incite fear by turning innocent children into sinister beings, but it also increases the drama, forcing you to care about the Creed family and what happens to them. Even reading the book makes you yearn for some human companionship. 

The 2019 adaptation of Pet Sematary, which received a launch date of April 5, 2019, is likely to be one of the scariest films of the year. In fact, the legendary author Stephen King actually warned viewers about the film's fright-inducing potential.

Even if you're brave enough to watch most horror movies without someone to help ease the tension, there are plenty of reasons why Pet Sematary is too scary to watch alone.

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'Pet Sematary' is both a horro... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
'Pet Sematary' is both a horror film and a psychological thriller.
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The Creed kid is not the only ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
The Creed kid is not the only thing that comes back.
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The adaptation is not limited ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
The adaptation is not limited to 1980s technology.
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Filmmakers drew from the book'... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
Filmmakers drew from the book's horrific trademarks to make the film more frightening.
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Stephen King even thinks it's ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
Stephen King even thinks it's scary. 
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The jump scares are also impor... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
The jump scares are also important plot points.
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The children aren't quite inno... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
The children aren't quite innocent. 
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Screenwriter Jeff Buhler said ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
Screenwriter Jeff Buhler said it's one of the 'scariest Stephen King adaptations ever.'
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It terrified fans and critics ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
It terrified fans and critics at SXSW.
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You might be as unnerved as yo... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
You might be as unnerved as you are scared.
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The cast, which features John ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
The cast, which features John Lithgow and Jason Clarke, is effectively unsettling. 
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Zelda is likely to show up. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
Zelda is likely to show up.
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You'll probably want to discus... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
You'll probably want to discuss Stephen King Easter eggs with someone. 
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Legendary horror movie compose... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
Legendary horror movie composer Christopher Young did the score.
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Victor Pascow is likely to sho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
Victor Pascow is likely to show up.
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It probably isn't a loon you'r... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
It probably isn't a loon you're hearing.
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You will probably have nightma... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
You will probably have nightmares about masked children.
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You might need someone to reas... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
You might need someone to reassure you there isn't a reanimated child standing behind you.
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You won't leave the theater th... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
You won't leave the theater the same.
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It might make you scared to pe... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
It might make you scared to pet your own cat.
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You might need to hold someone... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
You might need to hold someone's hand.
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You might need to bring at lea... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
You might need to bring at least one friend to hide behind. 
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You might be too scared to act... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 23 Reasons Why 'Pet Sematary' Is Too Scary To Watch Alone
You might be too scared to actually open your eyes.