Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is one of my favorite campfire reads and the original film scared the crap out of me growing up. I can’t say the same for the 2019 remake. However, if you’re unfamiliar with the world of Pet Semetary, the original story introduces us to the Creed family whose cat is accidentally killed on the busy highway they live on. After burying it in the old “pet cemetery” the cat returns alive, but not the same. Then, a tragic accident happens when their son, Gage also dies. Louis Creed buries the boy in the cemetery despite the warnings of their local neighbor. I’m sure you can guess what happens next.

I’m excited to return to Ludlow, Maine for a new story, and to see how this demonic burial ground affects more people than the original story introduced us to.



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. Based on the never before told chapter from Pet Sematary, Stephen King’s chilling novel, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is a spine-tingling prequel exploring the origins of how death became different in the small town of Ludlow and why sometimes dead is better…

Official Synopsis

Starring in Pet Semetary: Bloodlines are Jackson White (Tell Me Lies) Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), Jack Mulhern (Mare of Easttown), Henry Thomas (The Fall of the House of Usher), Natalie Alyn Lind (The Gifted), Isabella Star LaBlanc (True Detective: Night Country), Samantha Mathis (BILLIONS), as well as Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) and the X-Files icon, David Duchovny.

The film premieres on Friday, October 6, 2023, Exclusively on Paramount+!