A new video for Pet Sematary: Bloodlines shows the cast and crew of the film explaining the connection of the prequel to the 2019 remake of Pet Sematary.
Paramount Plus has released a new featurette Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, which features co-writer and director Lindsey Anderson Beer, producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, as well as several cast members discussing the upcoming prequel of the horror film.
“Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is an origin story with the young Jud Crandall,” Beer explains. In the 2019 remake of Pet Sematary, an older version of Jud is played by John Lithgow.
“Jud as a young man was an obvious story for a prequel, especially since John Lithgow was such a popular character in our last movie,” Vahradian said.
In the middle of Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary, published in 1983, Jud Louis Creed (played by Jason Clarke in the 2019 version) tells a story from his youth about a boy named Timmy Baterman. Shortly after Timmy was killed in World War II, his father buried him in the animal cemetery. Timmy was revived as a macabre and violent creature who began to terrorize the town of Ludlow, Maine, which is the focus of the upcoming prequel.
“It’s really brilliant,” David Duchovny , who plays Timmy’s father in Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, says in the featurette. “It’s a Frankenstein story, unless you bring the family in.”
Together with Duchovny, Pet Sematary will play: Bloodlines Jackson White, Forrest Goodluck , Henry Thomas, Jack Mulhern , Natalie Alyn Lind, Isabella Star LaBlanc, Pam Grier and Samantha Mathis .
In 1969, the young Jud Crandall has to leave his hometown Ludlow, Maine, to find a meaning for his life. However, before he can escape, Jud and his childhood friends encounter an ancient evil that has ruled Ludlow since its inception.”
Pet Sematary: Bloodlines will debut at Fantastic Fest on September 23, before being released exclusively on Paramount Plus on October 6, 2023.