10 Saddest Deaths In Horror Movie History

9. Ellie Creed - Pet Sematary (2019)

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When it comes to crafting dozens of creepy tales, no one does it better than Stephen King. Tackling a whole manner of themes, King's work has captured every aspect of the darkest parts of humanity, with his 1983 novel Pet Sematary being the author's "most disturbing", as described in his own words.

The story sees the Creed family move into a new home in the countryside. However, after they bury their cat in the local pet cemetery, they realise that whatever's laid to rest there returns with violent tendencies. So when their young son is struck by a truck when venturing onto the busy highway outside their home, the grief-stricken father will do anything to get him back - including taking him to the titular grounds.

While this was the case in the 1989 film, the 2019 remake mixed things up a little. In a clever rug-pull moment it was daughter Ellie (Jeté Laurence) who found herself at the receiving end of a truck when her brother is saved at the last minute.

While we don't see the collision itself, the reaction from her helpless parents (Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz) over their daughter's corpse is enough to send the tears flowing.

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