PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES – Review by Nadine Whitney

Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary has been adapted for the screen three times. The 1989 version by Mary Lambert which was co-scripted by King, which was followed by a 1992 sequel. In 2019 another adaptation was directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. Acting as a prequel to the 2019 version, Lindsey Anderson Beer’s Pet Sematary: Bloodlines concentrates on the character of the young Jud Crandall who had been previously played as an old man by Fred Gwynne and John Lithgow. Jud Crandall is the man who leads Louis Creed to the titular Pet Sematary and the sour land beyond. Beer’s film attempts to solve the mystery of Ludlow, Maine and why death is different there.

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Lindsey Anderson Beer talks Women in Horror, Stephen King and PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES – Nadine Whitney interviews

Although she’s making her directorial debut with Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, Lindsey Anderson Beer has worked in the screen industry for years as writer, show runner, story consultant and more. With Pet Sematary: Bloodline, she’s expanded the vision of super horror creative Stephen King. As she puts it: My goal with anything is always delightful surprise and I hope the film feels like something they haven’t seen before. I hope it offers them the heart and the moral questions of Pet Sematary and I want it to scare the shit out of people. I also want it to make them feel something.

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