Pet Sematary

Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.

Paramount's 'Pet Sematary' casts Rachel Creed's sister, Zelda.

Paramount's 'Pet Sematary' casts Rachel Creed's sister, Zelda.

King’s fictional poster girl for spinal meningitis will be making her creepy return in Paramount’s Pet Sematary remake! — With all the great casting news driving the era of good feelings known as Paramount’s Pet Sematary redux, it was easy to overlook one of the bigger no-brainers with news that Rachel Creed’s deathly-ill sister - Zelda - will be making an appearance in 2019’s reboot.

Paramount sets 'Pet Sematary' release date for April 19, 2019

Paramount sets 'Pet Sematary' release date for April 19, 2019

Paramount's remake of 1989's Pet Sematary will hit theaters on April 19, 2019 - the original slot once held by Universal's Fast and Furious 9. — Paramount's decision to slot Pet Sematary for April is not entirely surprising, since it currently runs unopposed and represents a month that has fared well for previous genre releases carrying a premium brand with 2010's Nightmare on Elm Street ($32 mil) and 2013's Evil Dead ($25 mil).

'Pet Sematary' will be directed by 'Starry Eyes' team Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer

'Pet Sematary' will be directed by 'Starry Eyes' team Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer

Here's one solution to all of our Stephen King bad adaptation film woes: redo them — For every Carrie, The Shining, and Green Mile (Needful Things hm!), there are the middling King adaptations such as 1989's Pet Sematary. An adaptation as NYT film critic Vincent Canby wrote, "fails mostly because it doesn't trust the audience to do any of the work and seems to be playing to itself" which I couldn't agree with more. But in the rare tradition of reboots and remakes, there are still a few films with good source material that could benefit from a new vision - enter Pet Sematary.