Stephen King Says the New PET SEMATARY Is "F**king Great!"
Critics have been praising the new big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, and while I’m excited to see the movie, I’m still a little skeptical that it will live up to the hype. I love the book and the original movie, so this remake has a lot to live up to.
Well, the creator of the story himself has now shared his thoughts on the film, and it sounds like he absolutely loved it! Here’s what King told EW when he was asked what he thought about the movie:
"It’s fucking great! It’s a really good movie. It’s a grown-up, adult kind of movie. It’s not like 12 semi-clad teens get killed in a summer camp. In this particular time frame, you know, there’ve been several movies that have been successful. Horror movies like Jordan Peele’s Get Out last year. And then I think when Us opens, I think it’s gonna be big. I think it’s gonna be huge. Those are like adult-type fantasies."
Well, I don’t know if I have fantasies of my kids dying and being brought back from the dead thanks to a cursed burial ground, but I do get what he’s saying. I enjoy horror stories and Pet Sematary is, in my opinion, one of the best. I just hope that this movie does it justice.
We’ll find out when it opens in theaters on April 5th!
The movie was directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch and stars Jason Clarke as Dr. Louis Creed, John Lithgow as Jud Crandall, and Amy Seimetz as Rachel.
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.