Stephen King has alway been big bank, but it’s likely that the horror writer has never been as popular as he is now. That’s because the kids who grew up reading his novels and watching his earlier adaptations are now making movies and television themselves. It’s also because damn good writing will always be damn good writing.
The latest King pic to hit screens is Pet Sematary, an adaptation of the author’s 1986 novel (adapted for the screen in 1989, with a sequel in 1992). This time around it’s directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer and starring Jason Clarke and John Lithgow.
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, 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.