A 15-second teaser really isn’t much to get you excited about a film but fans of this classic Stephen King story ‘Pet Sematary‘ are going to love their first look at Zelda in the film! She was a stand out from both the novel and the first live-action adaptation of the book, and it looks like we’ll be in for something special here as well.
For those who haven’t seen the first film or read the book, she died quite painfully from spinal meningitis. Her death scarred Rachel Creed for life and gave her a phobia of death that surpasses a standard fear of dying. Originally Zelda wasn’t in the script, and director Dennis Widmyer insisted she be added!
You can check out the teaser right here!
When talking about the use of Zelda in the film, Widmyer previously shared:
” [Zelda is] an 11- or 10-year-old girl with a debilitating disease in bed. So if you look at the psychology of the Zelda situation – it’s a family that was dealing with a horrible situation that had a daughter that they couldn’t fix, that was wasting away up in their bedroom, and they had a younger daughter [Rachel] who was in charge of basically like going in and taking care of her and being there as she disintegrated. That in itself is pretty horrific.”
I don’t tend to enjoy teasers that are this short, but anything that shows off the creepy factor of how Zelda is used in the film works for me!
What did you think of that quick look at Zelda in the reboot of Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’? Are you looking forward to checking out the film when it is released later this year? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
They don’t come back the same. Based on the terrifying novel by Stephen King, ‘Pet Sematary’ is in theatres April 5th.
Source: Slash Film