Some shots from the upcoming Pet Cemetary remake have just been released courtesy of ‘Bloody Disgusting’, beginning with a first look at the Creed family’s undead cat, Winston Churchill, aka Church.
Recently producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said to ‘EW’:
“One of the things about doing a new version now is our understanding of life and death has progressed. But are we more sophisticated about it or less? Parents today are definitely more fearful and protective than they were in the ’80s. One of the most interesting themes in the book, the original movie, and this one is, ‘How far would you go to see someone again? But another thing we’re exploring is how you can’t run” from the things that scare you”.
I’ve yet to be sold on what is yet another pointless remake in my view, though this version does have one thing in its favour, and that’s the great John Lithgow.
“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, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”
Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch direct, Jeff Buhler writes, and John Lithgow, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie, Jeté Laurence, Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz star.
April 5, 2019 is the release date.