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Is This Jud Crandall’s Wife in the New Pet Sematary Remake?

It’s been a month since we saw the first trailer for 2019’s Pet Sematary (directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer), but if you’re like me, you don’t just watch these things once—especially when a film looks as good and terrifying as this one! Mary Lambert’s 1989 adaptation will always remain one of the best […]

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Mary Lambert Spearheading Restoration of Original Pet Sematary

Sometimes, remakes are better—but you’ve got to respect the originals! With a new cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary arriving in theaters next April, chances are the first one will be getting renewed attention. While some aspects of that film haven’t aged well, most horror aficionados still regard 1989’s Pet Sematary as a terrifying […]

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Fright Rags’ Pet Sematary (1989) Shirt Collection Features Zelda, Church, and Victor Pascow

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With a new Pet Sematary movie on the horizon, Fright Rags is celebrating the first film adaptation of one of Stephen King's most disturbing novels with a new shirt collection showcasing familiar characters from Mary Lambert's haunting 1989 film, including Gage, Church, Jud, and of course, Zelda.

Featuring artwork by Ralf Krause, Kyle Crawford, and Abrar Ajmal, part 1 of Fright Rags' Pet Sematary collection will be released online this Wednesday, November 14th at 10:00am Est. You can get a look at the new shirt designs below, and keep an eye on Fright Rags' official website for further updates.

From Fright Rags: "Sometimes... Dead is Better.

Coming Next Wednesday 11/14 at 10am Est! Part one of our Officially Licensed Pet Sematary Collection! Four new designs featuring Judd, Victor, Gage, Zelda and of course, cute little Church! Next Wednesday morning, after you get back from your overnight hike to the ole' Micmac burial ground,
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Pet Sematary screenwriter says goal is to make “one of the scariest Stephen King adaptations ever”

The recent spate of Stephen King adaptations is set to continue next year with the release of It: Chapter Two, In the Tall Grass, and a remake of the author’s bestseller Pet Sematary.

King himself was initially concerned that the 1983 book was too dark and bleak for publication, and screenwriter Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) has revealed to Dread Central that he and directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) are looking to make “one of the scariest Stephen King adaptations ever” by capturing the tone of King’s novel.

“Dennis and Kevin and I really connected around the idea of bringing the story back to the source material, to find a modern telling of the book that really spoke to some of the big scenes and big moments that Stephen King had originally written,” said Buhler. “As much as all of us are huge fans of the original film,
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Fright Rags’ New Shirt Collection Features Artwork from Iconic Stephen King Book Covers

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On September 21st, Master of Horror Stephen King celebrated his 71st birthday, and to commemorate the occasion, Fright Rags recently released a Stephen King Birthday shirt collection showcasing original artwork from the iconic covers of some of his most memorable books, including Pet Sematary, It, and Night Shift (which features the haunting hand of eyes from the short story "I Am the Doorway").

From Fright Rags: "Now Available! Officially Licensed Stephen King Birthday Collection!

The undisputed champion of literary horror, Stephen King, is celebrating his 71st birthday this week! In honor of his first full year as a Septuagenarian we've released Five Officially Licensed tees featuring the iconic book cover art from the original artists!

Shop Now: https://goo.gl/PG6VMQ

Note: This Is A Pre-order - Ships The Week Of Sept 24Th.

Artwork by Don Brautigam, Linda Fennimore and Robert Giusti."

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Terror Films Partners with Vidi Space to Deliver Thirty Titles to Horror Fans throughout October and Beyond

Terror Films has partnered with Vidi Space to bring horror fans what they want - more horror! Just in time for Halloween, Terror Films will contribute nineteen horror films to Vidi Space's "The Horror Space," in October. The new slate will being this October 4th, with Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary. This documentary looks at all of the behind-the-scenes dramas on the making of Mary Lambert's Pet Sematary (1989). This title also includes several interviews with the cast and crew, including: Denise Crosby, Dale Midkiff, Brad Greenquist and many others. The complete contribution to Vidi Space includes thirty titles, with more release dates to come in, soon. Vidi Space is a new content provider. Along with live streams, they also provide an integrated social chat, for their audiences. Vidi Space will show a new Terror Films' release, between Thursday and Sunday, at 7:00Pm Pst. The social
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Pet Sematary 2019 remake cast and filming details: Reboot’s release date confirmed, Zelda, Gage and other stars revealed

Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is getting a reboot in 2019, following the huge success of the film adaptation of his horror novel, It. The legendary author’s 1983 book Pet Sematary was first brought to our screens in a 1989 big-screen adaptation directed by Mary Lambert. Paramount announced they were moving forward with the remake back in October 2017. The Pet Sematary reboot will be directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, and is the latest in a long line of film adaptations of King’s books. As well as It, several of his other works have achieved success on the big […]

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Bad CGI Sharks Trailer Is the Ultimate Answer to Bad Shark Movies

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Bad CGI Sharks Trailer Is the Ultimate Answer to Bad Shark Movies
Bruce the Shark in 1975's great white classic Jaws may have looked a little on the fake side, but at least he had a lot of personality. That can't be said for the millions of CGI sharks that have been dumped on audiences at an expedient rate over the past decade. And now, one filmmaking team has set out to deliver the ultimate answer to all those bad shark movies with Bad CGI Sharks. It's exactly what it sounds like.

While Jaws may have been a masterpiece, nearly ever shark infested thriller that has arrived in its wake is schlocky dreck that drowns most audience members in a sea of craptacular chum. Jaws 2 celebrates it's 40th anniversary this year, and while it has its fans, it was the first in what would be a tidal wave of almost unwatchable shark themed movies. And as the story lines keep getting worse,
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Trailer Breakdown: On Venice’s Eve, The Witches Are Back in ‘Suspiria’ Marketing Blitz

It’s been a while since a horror movie’s remake achieved the levels of anticipation like the kind Luca Guadagnino’s forthcoming remake of Suspiria has wracked up this last year. Since its official announcement two years ago, many questions and equal the trepidation about what the Call Me by Your Name director could possibly bring to the Dario Argento classic have been raised, from the general “Why does it need to be remade” all remakes are understandably haunted by and theories about what techniques and throwbacks would be invoked to replicate the original’s iconic visuals and Goblin soundtrack. When the first teaser debuted earlier this summer, many’s fears were quelled and replaced with a new possibility: not only could the film actually be good, it now had the potential to be equal to its inspiration, perhaps even… surpass it.

As the world premiere this weekend at
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First Suspiria Clip Takes Improvisation to a Very Scary Place

It's time to improvise freely. There's more than meets the eye inside Madame Blanc's world-renowned dance company in the first scary clip for Suspiria, a remake of Dario Argento's classic 1977 horror thriller. Watch as Dakota Johnson calls an evil spirit forth with her gyrating dance floor moves.

Tilda Swinton stars as Madame Blanc in this terrifying preview, which also features Dakota Johnson as Susie Bannion. Amazon Studios has announced plans to release Suspiria to some lucky fans across the country early. Audiences in New York and Los Angeles will now get to see this scary new take on the cult classic starting October 26, just in time for the Halloween holiday. The rest of the country will have to wait until November 2 to see what director Luca Guadagnino has planned.

From writer David Kajganich, Suspiria also stars Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Jessica Harper and Chlo&#235 Grace Moretz. A darkness
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Pet Sematary Remake Finds Its Very Scary Zelda

Pet Sematary Remake Finds Its Very Scary Zelda
Pet Sematary remake screenwriter Jeff Buhler promised that the movie is going to be one of the scariest Stephen King adaptations in history back in May of this year. It appears that the screenwriter wasn't kidding because it's just been revealed that the remake has cast its Zelda character. Fans of the original movie have been waiting to see if the sister with spinal meningitis was going to make a return ever since the new film was announced. While Zelda only had a brief part in the original, she left her mark on horror history.

Young actress Alyssa Brooke Levine has been cast as Rachel Creed's sister Zelda in the Pet Sematary remake. The 13-year old actress is playing a younger version of the character than was previously seen in Mary Lambert's 1989 adaptation. Andrew Hubatsek played the role, and while brief, his scene is one of the more memorable.
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‘Rocketman’: Elton John Biopic Moves Back Two Weeks

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Updated, 3:18 Pm: Paramount said today that Rocketman now will launch on May 31, two weeks later than originally scheduled. In its new slot, the Elton John biopic starring Taron Egerton will go up against Warner Bros. Godzilla: King of the Monsters and an Untitled Blumhouse Project from Universal.

Previously, May 23: Paramount has just set the opening date for the Dexter Fletcher-directed Elton John biopic Rocketman for May 17, 2019. The pic stars Taron Egerton as the iconic singer with Matthew Vaughn producing.

Fletcher replaced Bryan Singer on Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Rocketman, written by Lee Hall, follows John’s rise from being a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a breakout rock legend with his 1972 album Honky Chateau and its mega-selling 1973 follow-up Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The pic will open up against Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3, Warner Bros. The Sun Is Also a Star and Universal
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New Suspiria Remake Trailer Is a Terrifying Nightmare of Deadly Witches

This fall brings two remakes of classic horror movies that are sure to please fans of the genre. Suspiria appears to be the classier of the two, with Halloween being a straight up slasher flick. Suspiria appears to be a dark, slow dive into a tortured witches coven that will be filled with true drama and lots of bodily fluids. Today, Amazon has released the official full trailer. And it's a true nightmare.

Tremble, Tremble! The Witches are Back. Following the teaser that arrived a few short weeks ago, this Official Trailer features all-new music by legendary singer/songwriter Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame. Amazon Studios announced along with the trailer that they are bringing Suspiria to fans one week early! Now opening in NY and La theaters October 26, just in time for Halloween. This thrilling terror-filled drama will then expand nationwide November 2. That is, if it doesn't succeed in ferrying your body apart first.
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John Lithgow to Play Roger Ailes in Fox News Movie (Exclusive)

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John Lithgow to Play Roger Ailes in Fox News Movie (Exclusive)
John Lithgow will play Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief who masterfully exploited the country’s political divisions to rise to the top of the cable news heap, in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about the sexual harassment scandal that ended his career.

The Tony and Emmy winner joins a cast of heavyweights that includes Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, and Charlize Theron. The currently untitled film focuses on Ailes’ downfall, zeroing in on a group of female employees who bucked the culture of sexism at the network to oust the news baron from power. Kidman will play Gretchen Carlson, the Fox News anchor who sued Ailes for harassment in July 2016, and Charlize Theron will portray Megyn Kelly, a star at the network whose decision to go public with her own story of abuse was seen as a key turning point. Robbie’s character is said to be a fictional Fox News associate producer.
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The Exorcist showrunner to script Stephen King adaptation The Tommyknockers

Back in march it was announced that James Wan (The Conjuring) and Roy Lee (It) are teaming to produce a feature adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Tommyknockers, and now comes word that the project has found a writer.

Variety is reporting that Jeremy Slater, showrunner on The Exorcist TV series, is set to script the adaptation of the 1987 sci-fi horror novel, which takes place in a small town in Maine (surprisingly) where the residents are granted enhanced abilities and violent tendencies after a gas escapes from a long-buried alien craft.

The Tommyknockers was previously adapted as a 1993 miniseries starring Jimmy Smits as Jim Gardener, a man immune to the gas thanks to a metal plate in his head, who has to save the day.

See Also: Hulu renews Stephen King series Castle Rock for season 2

A host of Stephen King projects are in various stages of development for
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Stephen King's Tommyknockers Movie Gets Exorcist TV Show Writer

Stephen King's Tommyknockers Movie Gets Exorcist TV Show Writer
The Stephen King Renaissance that began in 2017 will resurge with a vengeance in 2019-and beyond. Fans of the bestselling author and Master of Horror can look forward to new seasons of Castle Rock and Mr. Mercedes, as well as feature film adaptations with It: Chapter Two and Pet Sematary coming down the pike in 2018, followed by The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep and From a Buick 8 in 2020. Add to this ever-expanding list The Tommyknockers, currently brewing over at Universal (who beat out Netflix and Sony for the property in a fierce bidding war).

The Tommyknockers will be written by Jeremy Slater who amassed a sizable and rabid following after serving as creator and showrunner for The Exorcist TV series on Fox. As for feature films, Slater wrote screenplays for The Lazarus Project, Pet, Death Note, and 2015's Fantastic Four (although we'll forgive him that last entry). No word yet on who will be directing The Tommyknockers,
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Pet Sematary Remake Wraps with First Look at John Lithgow as Jud Crandall

Pet Sematary Remake Wraps with First Look at John Lithgow as Jud Crandall
Expect the Stephen King Renaissance of 2017 to resurge with a vengeance in 2019 with It: Chapter Two and a new remake of Pet Sematary already considered 2 of next year's most hotly-anticipated horror movies. The later has just wrapped filming outside of Montreal; the news was announced by Pet Sematary's assistant director Beau Ferris on Instagram and circulated by CinePhellas on Twitter, along with a photo of John Lithgow.

John Lithgow is playing Jud Crandall, a character made iconic by Fred Gwynne in Mary Lambert's 1989 adaptation of Pet Sematary. The gentle giant with a thick Maine accent became a reoccurring character South Park where his chilling missive, "Sometimes, dead is better", became part of the modern zeitgeist. It'll be interesting to see Lithgow's take on such a recognizable and often-imitated character. In the photo, Lithgow sports a full beard, something that instantly differentiates his iteration of Jud. And while Lithgow has
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Hulu Renews Castle Rock For A Second Season

It’s turning into a bit of a golden age for Stephen King. It cleaned up at the box office last year, with the sequel currently filming with an all-star cast. On top of that, there’s an interesting sounding adaptation of Pet Sematary currently being shot and a fresh take on The Dark Tower in development. Given all these lucrative King-related projects, then, it’s perhaps no surprise that Hulu has officially renewed psych-horror hit Castle Rock for a second season.

The show, which is currently midway through its first season, is based on characters and settings from various Stephen King stories. For example, we have Diane “Jackie” Torrance, the niece of the famously axe-happy former (and current and future) resident of the Overlook Hotel, Bill Skarsgard as an inmate of Shawshank State Penitentiary and Alan Pangborn, a King character who’s cropped up in the The Dark Half,
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‘Pet Sematary’ Behind the Scenes Photo Shows John Lithgow as Your New Jud Crandall

It looks like filming has wrapped on Paramount’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, with Starry Eyes duo Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch in the director’s chairs. John Lithgow is taking over the role of Jud Crandall, of course played in the original film adaptation by the late Fred Gwynne, and we’ve got your first look via a set photo today. The […]
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Alien: Covenant’s Amy Seimetz cast in the Pet Sematary remake

Deadline is reporting that Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant) has become the latest addition to the cast of Paramount PicturesStephen King remake Pet Sematary, joining the previously announced Jason Clarke (Winchester) and John Lithgow (The Crown).

Seimetz will portray the female lead, Rachel Creed, the wife of Clarke’s Louis Creed, and mother to young Gage, the child who is killed in a tragic accident, only to be brought back from the dead thanks to an ancient burial ground hidden behind the local pet graveyard.

Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) are directing the new Pet Sematary from a script by David Kajganich (The Terror) and Jeff Buhler (Nightflyers), with Lorenzo di Bonaventura (1408), Mark Vahradian (Transformers) and Steven Schneider (Insidious) producing.

Pet Sematary is set for release on April 5th 2019.

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