‘Pet Sematary’ First Look Arrives As Star Jason Clarke Says New Stephen King Remake Is “Insanely Disturbing”

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Stephen King film adaptations are all the rage nowadays. Thanks to the insanely popular “It: Chapter 1,” there’s been a bit of a King renaissance in recent months with studios anxiously snatching up everything with the author’s name attached. One of the projects that will hit the big screen soon is another adaptation of the popular King book “Pet Sematary.” And according to a set visit and some new pictures, it looks like fans of the horror author might have another great film on their hands.

This isn’t the first time that “Pet Sematary” has been adapted for the big screen. Back in 1989, filmmaker Mary Lambert did her best to bring King’s book to life. While most of the film is largely forgettable, there are a couple moments and characters that truly stand out. But by and large, similar to the popular “It” remake, no one is mad that another studio is taking a shot at the book.

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The remake, as well as the book and original film, follows a family dealing with the aftereffects of burying the family cat on a supernatural burial ground that seems to bring living things back to life. And while the film is placed in the horror, star Jason Clarke likes to think of this new “Pet Sematary” as more than a typical scarefest.

“That’s what makes it more than a horror movie,” says Clarke, in a set report posted to EW. “I was like, ‘Where’s the horror? I’m disturbed.’ That was it for me, I found it insanely disturbing. [King] reaches inside you in some way, he always does. There is great intellect and great subconscious and subtext and thought and reason behind it.”

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Now, as mentioned, the original 1989 film is probably best known for two things — a scary cat and Zelda. The new...
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