Pet Sematary

‘Pet Sematary’ returns from the dead and hits theaters on April 5, but it was already previewed at SXSW last week and the reviews are uniformly positive.  Even though Stephen King‘s novel was adapted into a well-received film in 1989, this is a rare case of an updated film actually doing justice to, or even being better than, the version most fans are already familiar with.  (It currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with ten reviews.)

But if you need convincing, maybe this new clip from the film will convince you.

Thanks to a traumatic childhood involving the devastating illness of her sister Zelda (Alyssa Brooke Levine), Rachel Creed (Amy Seimetz) has a deep-seated aversion to the subject of death. Not only is she forced to confront her fears in the most vicious of ways when her husband Louis (Jason Clarke) makes a fateful choice fueled by grief, but her own life may be on the line when her darkest nightmares become reality. It’s made worse with the realization that she’s alone in the chaos.

Well, would you “hug your daughter?” in this scenario?  After all, what could go wrong?

This new take on ‘Pet Sematary’ was directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (‘Starry Eyes’, ‘Scream: The Series’).  The screenplay was adapted by Jeff Buhler (Syfy’s ‘Nightflyers’).

Jason Clark stars as husband and father Louis Creed, Amy Seimetz as his wife Rachel, Jeté Laurence as their daughter Ellie, and Hugo Lavoie as their son Gage, plus John Lithgow as their creepy neighbor Jud Crandall.

Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed, who, after relocating with his wife Rachel 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.

‘Pet Sematary’ will be reborn in theaters on April 5th, 2019.

Source: Bloody Disgusting