Eight-year-old Cal desperately craves attention from her childish father, and is prone to running away. John is a lonely widower whose life is filled with fear. When they meet one weekend in the shining woods of New England, their lives change forever.
Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes dead is better.