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John Lithgow Will Portray Jud Crandall in ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake

According to a report from EW, John Lithgow will play friendly country neighbor Jud Crandall in the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.

Lithgow will join actor Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) in the film (which is set to be released on April 19, 2019) who has already been cast as Louis Creed, the unfortunate father of the tragic and frightening story.

As EW points out “The role of Jud Crandall was previously played by the late Fred Gwynne in the 1989 adaptation of King’s novel. At 72, Lithgow is a decade younger than the character of Jud, who was 83 in the book, but a decade older than Gwynne, who was only 62 at the time he played the role.”  All horror fans also remember Gwynne as the lovable patriarch of the Munster Family, Herman Munster.  The new version of the film will be directed by the Starry Eyes team, Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, with a script by Jeff Buhler (Nightflyers.) read more

‘Dexter’s’ Michael C. Hall to Narrate ‘Pet Sematary’ Audiobook

Entertainment Weekly broke the news today that the star of Dexter, Michael C. Hall, will narrate Stephen King’s 1983 novel Pet Sematary.

Stephen King said in a statement that “Readers have been asking for this audiobook for a very long time.  I know the listening experience will be worth the wait with Michael as narrator.”

Simon & Schuster Audio president and publisher Chris Lynch was also happy to share the news, saying that the company was “…thrilled to finally bring Pet Sematary to King’s audiobook fans.  Michael C. Hall is a perfect match for this timeless story, which has long deserved an unabridged production.” read more

What to Expect in the World of Horror in 2018

On the first day of this glorious new year, I thought I’d do my best impression of The Amazing Criswell and make some horror predictions for 2018. These aren’t necessarily wild ideas I’ve pulled out of thin air… they’re simply my expectations based on the trends I’ve observed developing over the course of 2017. I’ll document my thoughts now, and then revisit my premonitions in December to see how I did! So, without further ado, let’s peer into the wonderful world of tomorrow! read more

Director Team Set for ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake

The latest from horror master Stephen King to be adapted for the big screen will be the remake of Pet Sematary and be directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch.

The duo (Widmyer and Kolsch) have previously worked together on the film Starry Eyes which they both wrote and directed. Other works of theirs include the anthology film Holidays as well as MTV’s Scream series.

After several directors expressed interest in doing a new Pet Sematary adaptation, Paramount Pictures has reached a decision and are currently making a deal with Widmyer and Kolsch to helm the film with the script being written by Jeff Buhler. read more

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary Review

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary

Directors: John Campopiano and Justin White

Release Date: Special Combo Edition July 2016, Regular Edition October 2016

Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: A thorough examination and reminiscence on an underappreciated horror film.

Our Thoughts:  1989 was not the best time for horror film fans.  The early 80’s slasher genre was all but dead, the innovative directors of the decade were starting to slow down, and a plethora of questionable sequels like Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason takes Manhattan and Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child filled your local multiplex.  This is not to say that I didn’t see these films; in fact, I saw pretty much all of them in the theater.  As a junior in high school who was obsessed with heavy metal and horror, it is pretty much a certainty that if you could get in a time machine and travel back to 1989, you would invariably find me and my friends at the theater on opening night, along with the raucous teen audiences who made even these “lesser lights” of the horror genre successes.    read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #23

Welcome to another chilling installment of Horror Hunting!  As the northeast digs out from either a monster blizzard or monumental bust of a storm (depending on where you live, New York or New England), the temperatures continue to plummet and freeze our collective eyeballs in place.  For those of you in more moderate climates during the winter months…..shut up.  This is the perfect opportunity to stay inside and catch up on the latest horror flicks you may have missed (I’d recommend The Babadook and The Taking of Deborah Logan) or troll around the internet looking for cool horror merch to purchase.  Whether you’re a vintage collector, or someone that just appreciates the latest horror toys, this week’s column is right up your alley.  Check out what we’ve got…… read more