‘Pet Sematary’ Prequel Gets Debut Date, Official Title

by Thomas Tuna

Sometimes dead is better.

The much-discussed prequel to Stephen King’s Pet Sematary–the 1989 feature adaptation of the horror master’s 1983 bestseller–now has a debut date on Paramount+ and a title–Pet Sematary: Bloodlinesaccording to a report on Deadline. Check out the first-look image from the film on this page.

The prequel–the feature debut of director Lindsey Beer (who wrote the screenplay with Jeff Buhler)–will hit Paramount+ Oct. 6, in plenty of time for Halloween. The film reportedly is based on an untold chapter of the original novel written by King.

The feature–produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian–follows a young Jud Crandall in 1969, “who has dreams of leaving his hometown behind, but who soon discovers sinister secrets buried within–forcing him to confront a dark family history,” according to the new synopsis.

Given all this, Jud and his childhood friends “must fight an ancient evil that has gripped Ludlow since its founding. And which, once unearthed, has the power to destroy everything in its path.”

The cast includes Jackson White, Forrest Goodluck, Jack Mulhern, Henry Thomas, Natalie Alyn Lind and Isabella Star LaBlanc–with Pam Grier and David Duchovny also featured.

The original Pet Sematary--directed by Mary Lambert from King’s screenplay–received mixed reviews, but still earned $57.5 million on an $11.5-million budget, and even spawned a successful 2019 reboot.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Pet Sematary: Bloodlines.


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