Pet Sematary (2019)

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edited October 2018 in International Movies
Stephen King's Pet Sematary (1989) will be having a remake with Jeff Buhler as the screenplay writer and and Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer helming the directing position.

It stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow.

The movie is  set to be released on April 2019 by Paramount Pictures.

Here is the first look photos from Entertainment Weekly. 


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    Sometimes, dead is better.  Paramount Pictures has unleashed the first Pet Sematary trailer for the highly anticipated new Stephen King adaptation starring Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and John Lithgow (Netflix’s The Crown).

    Check out the trailer below and watch Pet Sematary in Philippine cinemas soon

    About Pet Sematary

    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.

    Starry Eyes filmmakers Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer direct the new horror film from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler.  

    Pet Sematary is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at

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    They don't come back the same. Watch the second trailer for Paramount Picures’ Pet Sematary, based on Stephen King's terrifying novel. The film stars Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and John Lithgow (Netflix’s The Crown).

    Check out the trailer below and watch Pet Sematary in Philippine cinemas soon.



    Pet Sematary is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at ; Twitter at  and Instagram at Use the hashtag #PetSematary.   


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    edited March 21




    Stephen King’s 1983 novel Pet Sematary has riveted generations of enthusiastic readers as a prime example of the writer’s gift for melding the everyday with the extraordinary to create supernatural thrillers that explore our darkest impulses. Poignant, petrifying and impossible to put down, the saga of the Creed family is a dark and terrifying parable about love and loss from one the most popular fiction writers in history.


    The continued popularity and timeless themes of the book made the story ripe for a new adaptation, and according to the film’s producers the challenge would be to make a movie faithful enough to the original text to please any nostalgic fan, but with a fresh enough take on the story to stand alone as an original thriller.


    “I grew up reading Stephen King,” says producer Mark Vahradian. “Pet Sematary was one of my favorites. It left an indelible image, so for me this was personal. It’s about real human drama and family tragedy — dynamics that I think everybody understands.”


    According to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the search for the right director ― or, as it turned out, directors ― to helm a modern-day reimagining of King’s novel was extensive and included a number of box-office legends. “We met a lot of people, some of them very well known,” remembers di Bonaventura. “We watched a lot of films. But Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s movie Starry Eyes made them stand out in a crowded field. That film is surreal as hell. It’s scary as hell. It is twisted and so distinctive. We knew we had to work with them.”


    Kölsch and Widmyer’s 2014 thriller Starry Eyes premiered at SXSW and earned awards worldwide for its perverse take on Hollywood stardom. For these die-hard horror mavens with a passion for King’s work, tackling one of the master’s classic tales was a dream come true. “When we heard they were developing a new take on Pet Sematary we definitely wanted in on it,” says Widmyer. “It was a really arduous process. We had to pitch the producers quite a few times, but they agreed with our vision for it, especially because we wanted to go back to the novel for guidance.”


    The filmmaking partners were attracted to the fact that the story never loses sight of the characters’ humanity in the face of its startling supernatural elements. “That’s a constant in King’s work,” Widmyer observes. “It is definitely frightening, but even if you take the horror out, it serves as a solid drama and that is what we look for. Out of all of Stephen King’s books, this is the one that deals with the most human emotion of all: grief.”


    Widmyer remembers reading the book as a teen and being terrified by it. “It deals with a very human element. It is a man’s willingness to do the unthinkable to save his family, not some outside force, that starts everything. It felt like a very dangerous book to read, and it definitely stayed with me for a long time.”


    The new film is the co-directors’ interpretation of King’s novel rather than a remake of the earlier movie, says Kölsch. “We see it as an entirely new adaptation. I am a big fan of the earlier film, but it exists for what it is,” he says. “We wanted to tell our version, and that includes some things that were in the book, but not the movie. There are some surprises for longtime fans, some things people won’t see coming, but we have stayed true to the essence of the book.”


    In Philippine cinemas April 3, Pet Sematary is distributed in the Philippines by 
    United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. 

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    edited March 29




    MANILA, March 29, 2019 -- In celebration of the release of its upcoming suspense thriller Pet Sematary, Paramount Pictures has collaborated with a Caloocan-based Filipino artist via Talenthouse (a leading online open-source creative platform), to create the film’s alternative poster for the Philippines.


    The Pet Sematary tribute poster was done by Don Suratos, 39, a graduate from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, and now working as a successful freelance illustrator.  His illustration may be used for the film’s marketing campaign.

    Suratos, 39, was specifically recruited by Paramount  based on his impressive body of work in Talenthouse. “I used to join Talenthouse competitions, but I eventually got really busy with commissioned book illustrations, so I stopped joining,” Suratos shares. “Then, out of the blue, I received an email that I was personally selected by Paramount Pictures thru Talenthouse to create an artwork for them.”

    The Malabon-born illustrator then set out his preparation by watching the trailers of the 2019 film,  and Googling official production stills. His main goal was to “make the elements simple and highlight the girl looking back, the graveyard and the cat’s eyes as my main elements,” Suratos reveals.

    “I kept the layout and the concept simple. I focused on the rendering,” he continues. “I feel my scribble rendering style gave my poster a creepier feel than usual. I love the chaos of scribbles. I feel the rendering style complimented the mood of the film.”

    The end result is an enthralling masterwork that elevates the film’s horror genre origins.  Columbia Pictures, which distributes Pet Sematary in the Philippines, especially love the piece that for the first time, they are not only using Hollywood posters in their marketing campaign but also Suratos’ artwork.

    In Philippine cinemas April 3, Pet Sematary is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. 
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    edited March 31


    MANILA, April 1, 2019 -- The Movie & Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has just given Paramount Pictures’ new horror thriller Pet Sematary a rating of R-16 With No Cuts, which means only movigoers sixteen-year-old and above will be allowed to watch the film in cinemas.


    This also means the dark tale will arrive in Philippine theaters April 3 in its original terrifying version, pleasing horror fans and followers of author Stephen King whose novel of the same name was the film’s source material.


    Director Dennis Widmyer has been quoted as saying, “We’ve refreshed some things, in the essence of the novel, but I would actually say that there might be more things from the novel that  are gonna be in our thing. That everyone loves, fans love, that’s all I’ll say that are in the movie. That I’m shocked that they let us get away with.”


    Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura chimes in, “Having tussled with the ratings boards more than I’d care to admit, when you have a child in jeopardy, which we have throughout this story, you’re automatically an R. I’ll say we’ve never had a conversation with the studio about it being PG-13. My feeling about rating in general is I think some movies really demand one or the other. In this case, I think you let it be what it is. And so, I would tend to want it to be R.”


    The key to horror films is tapping into the audience’s deepest fears, according to director Kevin Kölsch. Creepy crawlers and demonic visitors have their place, but it is what lies within that is truly terrifying. “There are lots of great movies with far-out supernatural premises, and I enjoy many of them, but not necessarily for the same reasons this touched me,” Kölsch explains.


    Producer Mark Vahradian agrees that the real horror is not the monsters that lurk out there in the dark but what despair can bring into the heart of a family. “A lot of horror movies are really only about the scares, but this one gets underneath these kinds of tragedies that befall families. That gave it another layer.”


    Widmyer is excited to be part of what he considers the renaissance of Stephen King that is currently under way. “We are looking at his work with fresh eyes and realizing a different approach is warranted. I’m so grateful this has happened or we would never have gotten a chance to make this movie.”


    In Philippine cinemas April 3, Pet Sematary is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at ; Twitter at  and Instagram at Use the hashtag #PetSematary.   


  • Aya_AlexaAya_Alexa Vision of Perfection PEx Guru 🎖️🎖️
    Saw the original sa cinemax before. this remake ain't that bad, the little changes they made para din hindi completely pareho nung nauna worked. although Gage, being the one who was subject to the powers was creepier. :lol:

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