Here we go again. While people may not be aware of this while reading this article, I have only just finished writing another article about remakes. As I said there, I don’t have a problem with them, in concept, but why are there so many over the last two to three months… Anyway, Pet Sematary.
It has been announced for a while not that Pet Sematary is scheduled to be remade, the film will be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and written by Jeff Buhler. The film is based on a story written by Stephen King.
In a recent interview, Buhler began discussing how the film was going, he stated, “The characters in this script make some tragic decisions, and the horror is about the ramifications of those decisions. There are still the supernatural aspects of the book, with the pet cemetery and the burial ground from which things come back from the dead, but the real horror is, ‘What do these things do to the family? What does it do to a person to see their child killed, but then to know that they can bring them back? How do you tussle with that idea? And if and when you make that choice, what does that do to you? Will that child be the same? How can life ever return to normal?’
Regardless of my rant at the start, it does sound like Buhler is putting some thought into this remake. Whether it will be good or not remains to be seen, but for the moment, colour me neutral