I am quite excited about Pet Sematary movie! The book and the original film both terrified the living shit out of me when I was growing up and I really wish that this new upcoming movie will give the same level of horror and fear to fans.
We’ve got a short new promo spot for you to check out today. It’s only 15-seconds long, but it teases our first look at Zelda. For those of you familiar with the story, you know why this is something to talk about and you know how scary she really is.
Zelda is “the twisted, agonized figure whose emaciated body was corkscrewed with spinal meningitis. The flashback to her grim, short life scarred readers and moviegoers almost as much as it did Rachel.” In regards to how Zelda will be used in the remake, co-director Dennis Widmyer previously talked about how they were handling the character saying:
“It’s more accurate to the book, I’ll just say that. In the original movie, it’s a 21-year-old guy in drag playing it, and in the book, as you recall, it’s a 10-year-old girl.”
He went on to say:
“You go, ‘How do you top Zelda? It was big and scary and awesome, but if you think about the reality of the Zelda situation, what that would do to a family, with her wasting away in this bedroom, and a younger sister being frightened of her older sister’s debilitating illness, that on its own is pretty scary.”
Check out the promo below:
The movie was directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch and it stars Jason Clarke as Dr. Louis Creed, John Lithgow as Jud Crandall and Amy Seimetz as Rachel. They all look like they’re going to be great in their roles!
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, 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.
Pet Sematary will theaters on April 19, 2019.