***Read my 3/5 review of Pet Sematary ***
I’m taking my mind off the apparently terrifying horror remake by congratulating myself that at least I can now I can spell “Sematary” the way Stephen King wanted, without having to check every time.
Pet Sematary, directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, is released in the UK on 4 April and in the US on 5 April. The story follows the Creed family, who move to rural Maine in search of a better life – only to discover there’s a pet cemetery in the woods behind their home. And then their pet cat dies…
It has just premiered at the SXSW film festival in Texas, but if you weren’t there (neither was I!) these interviews and featurette should tide you over.
Check out actors Jason Clarke (Louis Creed), known to the cast and crew as The Archivist on account of his encyclopaedic Stephen King knowledge; Amy Seimetz (Rachel Creed); Jeté Laurence (daughter Ellie Creed); and John Lithgow (neighbour Jud Crandall).
And don’t miss screenwriter Jeff Buhler on loss and grief, and directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer on going right back to the source material:
“We’ve gone back to the book and we’ve come up with some great, fresh new takes on some of the scariest elements of that story”, says Kölsch.
Right, I’m off to embark on my very first reading of a Stephen King novel, at the grand old age of 47 – that’s about 40 years’ later than most of you.
True Horror featurette:
Pet Sematary directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer:
Actress Amy Seimetz – “Rachel Creed”:
Actor Jason Clarke – “Louis Creed”
Actress Jeté Laurence – “Ellie Creed”
Actor John Lithgow – “Jud Crandall”
Pet Sematary Screenwriter Jeff Buhler: