In this new sneak peek the directors and actors talk about the themes of the classic horror story, and we to get see some new terrifying scenes.
The first time the story made it to the screen was not great, as was the trend with a lot of the King adaptations in the 1980s- yes, they’re horror classics but that doesn’t make them amazing movies. The new adaptation from directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (the pair wrote/directed Starry Eyes) has some changes in it to modernize and give long time fans new twists.
“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.”
The movie debuted at SXSW this last Saturday – and the initial reviews are good. It came out of that showing with 100% fresh on RT with high marks from both Bloody Disgusting and Dread Central. King has also tweeted his approval. Based on the reactions so far, this reboot has improved on the previous movie like Andy Muschietti did for It in 2017. This is going to be on of the must see movies this year for horror fans.