Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is Getting a Remake

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If you are a fan of Stephen King then you should of read his 1983 horror novel Pet Sematary. This was actually the first Stephen King book that I read and what set me off on reading and collecting the rest of the author’s books.

Pet Sematary tells the story of the Creed family who move to the town of Ludlow. The Creeds are Louis, his wife Rachel and their two children Ellie and Gage and their family pet cat, Church.

According to the Creeds new neighbour Jud, there is a pet cemetery behind their house which is where all the families living in Ludlow bury their beloved pets once they pass. Which is just what Louis has to do with Church when he gets knocked over.

However all is not as it seems, Jud tells Louis that further on from the pet cemetery there is an ancient burial ground that was once used by the Micmac Indians. If you bury your pet in this cemetery they are supposed to come back to life, but of course, we all know that anything that comes back to life is never the same as what it was.

It seems that having messed around with the dead the Creeds have unearthed a whole load of bad luck for their family.

Following on from the success of the book it was adapted into a film in 1989, however, fans were not as impressed by the film, feeling that it drifted away from the source material and for it’s over the top visual aesthetic.

So just what can viewers expect from directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer Pet Sematary reboot?

Pet Sematary screenwriter Jeff Buhler said that the remake will stay close to the original story, with the directors seeking to make the “scariest” Stephen King adaptation yet.

Paramount Pictures has hired Amy Seimetz (Alien Covenant) to co-star in Pet Sematary alongside Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys) and veteran actor John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

Pet Sematary is due to be released on April 5, 2019. Stay tuned for any updates.

Up Next: Stephen King’s short story The Gingerbread Girl is also being adapted into a film.