In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that will forever keep him connected to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped Ludlow since its founding, and once unearthed has the power to destroy everything in its path.
Henry Thomas and Samantha Mathis have joined the cast. Filming began last week. (8/17/21)
Jackson White (Mrs. Fletcher) is in final negotiations to join the cast as a young Jud Crandall. This would confirm that the film is still a prequel of sorts, despite what recent reports might’ve indicated. (6/23/21)
Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) is set to direct the film (this marks her directorial debut), which she also wrote, based on an earlier draft by Jeff Buhler. While the movie was announced as being an “origin story” of sorts, now rumors are indicating that it’s no longer a prequel. It’s unclear what it is at this point, but since nothing has been confirmed, I’ll leave it listed as a prequel for now. (5/17/21)
This movie is being developed for Paramount Pictures new streaming service, where it will also premiere the movie.
Pet Sematary remake writer Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train, The Prodigy) returns to script.
This is said to be an origins story that’s reportedly “based on the terrifying and untold chapter from Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary.”
Pet Sematary: Bloodlines premiered on Paramount+ in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Brazil on October 6, 2023.
Pet Sematary: Bloodlines premiered on Paramount+ in all other Paramount+ international markets on October 7, 2023.
Paramount Home Entertainment releases Pet Sematary: Bloodlines on Digital for purchase on December 5, 2023.
Paramount Home Entertainment releases Pet Sematary: Bloodlines on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on December 19, 2023.
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