After the financial success of the remake of Pet Sematary in 2019, some sort of continuation was inevitable. Even if Stephen King’s original novel had no continuation to speak of. That certainly didn’t stop the makers of the original 1989 film from making Pet Sematary II back in the day. But this time, for Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, instead of a sequel, they’re going the prequel route. We have our first trailer for the film, which premieres at this year’s Fantastic Fest, before dropping on Paramount+ in October. You can check out the creeptastic trailer for Pet Sematary: Bloodlines below:
This prequel takes place in the year 1969. It focuses on a younger version of the Jud Crandall character from the novel. Fans probably remember Jud Crandall as the old man who gives all the information about the burial ground to the original story’s lead, Louis Creed. Jud also utters the original movie’s most famous line, “Sometimes, dead is better.” In this prequel, Jud is still a young man, and dreams of escaping his hometown of Ludlow, Maine. That is until he discovers the dark secrets of what lies buried in a nearby ancient cemetery. Jud will come face to face with the family legacy that connects him to Ludlow. This sets him up for his future in the original Stephen King story.
Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is directed by Lindsey Anderson Beer, who co-wrote it with Jeff Buhler. Buhler wrote the 2019 remake film. The movie stars Jackson White as the younger Jud Crandall, as well as Jack Mulhern, Natalie Alyn Lind, Forrest Goodluck, and Isabella Star LaBlanc. A few notable veteran actors in the film include Pam Grier, Samantha Mathis, Henry Thomas, and David Duchovny.
Pet Sematary: Bloodlines hits Paramount+ on October 6, just in time for the spooky season.
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