Nothing ever stays buried.
Pet Sematary: Bloodlines–the prequel to the 1989 adaptation of the 1983 Stephen King novel–debuts on Paramount+ tomorrow, Oct. 6, and if the director gets her wish, this won’t be the end of the horror saga.
Lindsey Beer–who helmed and co-wrote the screenplay with Jeff Buhler–recently old GamesRadar that “you could do so many movies within the Pet Sematary universe that peel back the onion more and show more of what this evil really is and comes from. I certainly have lots of versions of a very extensive origin story in my head.”
In discussing her prequel film, Beer said the movie is”such an interesting piece of the lore because the book implies that it was just because Jud had this interaction with this evil and Timmy earlier in his life that the evil was now targeting him as an adult, but that’s not something we ever learn in the film.”
So, as she added, “it seems like such an important missing piece in the mythology that I’m really glad that’s what they chose to focus in on.”
The prequel follows a young Jud Crandall in 1969, “who has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine, but who soon discovers sinister secrets buried within–and who’s forced to confront a dark family history.”
Before long, Jud and his childhood friends come together to fight an ancient evil that has gripped Ludlow since its founding. And it’s an evil that, 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, Isabella Star LaBlanc, Pam Grier and David Duchovny.
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