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New Trailer For ‘Pet Sematary’ Released!

There are so many Stephen King books becoming movies in the next few years, and a new trailer has been released for one of his scariest stories.

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for the remake of Pet Sematary. Published in 1983, it tells the story of Dr. Louis Creed who relocates his family to Maine and lives near a pet cemetery that is near an ancient burial ground where pets come back to life. When one of his children dies, he buries them in the pet cemetery and things just get progressively worse from there.

Fans of the book will notice a big change between the book and the movie within this trailer. We won’t spoil it here but do you think you can find it?

Jason Clarke stars as Dr. Creed and John Lithgow plays his neighbor Jud. The film will have its world premiere at South By SouthWest on March 16th before being released on April 5th.

Watch the trailer here:



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‘Pet Sematary’ Adds Amy Seimetz to Killer Cast

One of a number of Stephen King’s upcoming adaptations, Pet Sematary welcomes Amy Seimetz to its cast. Seimetz will play the role of the mother, Rachel Creed. She has recently starred in Lean on Pete, My Days of Mercy and Alien: Covenant. Jason Clarke (Chappaquiddick) and John Lithgow (Beatriz at Dinner) will star alongside Seimetz.



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If you don’t know the story, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed and his family as they move to Maine with their cat who is killed shortly after. The father’s newfound friend, Jud Crandall, advises the family to bury their cat near the old pet cemetery. The cat mysteriously comes back to life but, as you can image, is not the same. Then the son dies and Louis, going against his better judgement, decides to bury his son on the same burial grounds. Stephen Kingisms ensue.




The adaptation is set to release on August 19th of next year. You have plenty of time to read the book and see the other adaptations, if you haven’t already done so.


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10 of Stephen King’s Tips on Writing Every Writer Should Know

Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft has long been a guidebook for aspiring writers, offering writing advice that has accumulated during his long and wildly successful writing career. As it approaches its 19th anniversary this year, On Writing continues to inspire generations of writers and these ten tips will show you why.


Here are ten writing tips in the words of Stephen King:





“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” 



“Your job isn’t to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up.”



“The object of fiction isn’t grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story…writing is seduction. Good talk is part of seduction.”



“If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects.



“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.”



“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”



“There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers; good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky.”



“I think the best stories always end up being about the people rather than the event, which is to say character-driven.”



“I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing. If one is writing for one’s own pleasure, that fear may be mild…If, however, one is working under deadline…that fear may be intense.”



“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”



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Remake Of Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ Casts Its First Lead Role!

Last year brought us two Stephen King adaptations: The Dark Tower and IT, the latter being a massive hit. Paramount is hoping to replicate this success with a new adaptation of Pet Sematary, Stephen King’s 1983 bestseller.


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The book tells the story of a doctor and his family who move out to the country. Their new home is close to a pet cemetery, but unbeknownst to them, the cemetery rests on a Native American burial ground. When his son is killed in a car accident, he decides to take the body to the cemetery, where it is resurrected in a horrible, demonic form.


The book was previously adapted into a film in 1989 although it was not a huge hit. However, perhaps hoping to bank on a mixture of the book’s success and eighties nostalgia, the new adaptation is going forward with what appears to be the beginnings of a top-notch cast and crew.


Currently, Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star in the film’s lead role.


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It will be directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the pair who co-directed 2014’s fantasy horror film Starry Eyes. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, who previously worked on the film adaptation of King’s short story “1408,” is co-producing the remake with Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider.



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Stephen King Meets ‘Dexter’ With New ‘Pet Sematary’ Audiobook

Who better to voice a horrific tale filled with violence, murder and deadly consequences than a serial killer slash suspected psychopath? If you’re thinking ‘literally, no one’ then you read my mind.


Actor Michael C. Hall who played the role of our beloved serial killer, Dexter Morgan, whose moral code and sad childhood made us weirdly sympathetic towards him is bringing life to Stephen King’s deadly novel, Pet Sematary. Hall will narrate the novel for its first ever audiobook.


Think it was terrifying to read? Well just imagine the nightmares you’ll be having when you actually hear it narrated by an actor who played a very convincing serial killer. Yes, get excited.





For those unfamiliar with King’s chilling 1983 horror novel, Pet Sematary follows the Creed family who move to Maine and uncover a haunting pet burial ground which resurrects dead pets (amongst other things). If you’re scratching your head wondering why ‘Sematary’ is spelled wrong, you’ll just have to read the book…or google it. Seriously, read the book though.


Pet Semetary has been a popular horror phenomenon since its release, spawning several adaptations (including an upcoming one which you can read about here). This, however, will be its first audiobook and Hall is sure to bring the haunting voice this terrifying story needs.


In regards to the audiobook, Stephen King said, “Readers have been asking for this audiobook for a very long time. I know the listening experience will be worth the wait with Michael as narrator.”


Simon & Schuster, who will be releasing the audiobook, also expressed their excitement to have Hall on board.


We’re thrilled to finally bring Pet Sematary to King’s audiobook fans. Michael C. Hall is a perfect match for this timeless story, which has long deserved an unabridged production.


Prepare for all the chills when the audiobook is released on March 27th, because it’s sure as hell going to be bloody exciting!





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