Based on the novel by Stephen King (who also wrote the screenplay), Pet Sematary stars the entertaining Fred Gwynne as Jud Crandall, the off-kilter friend to new neighbors, The Creeds. Jud tells them an unbelieveable story about the pet cemetary just behind their home. It seems it is situated on an Indian burial ground that has the mystical powers of resurrection. The Creeds try the theory out on the pet cat. It comes back, but not like the sweet kitty it once was—it is now a snarling, hissing beast (You would be, too, if you had been run over by a truck!). When their son Gage (Hughes) is run over by a similar truck, Papa Creed tries the same magic out on him. Bad decision!