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Pet Sematary Remake Apparently “10 Times Scarier” Than the Original

Pet Sematary Remake Apparently "10 Times Scarier" Than the Original

What were they thinking making such a strong statement? Saying that a Pet Sematary remake that will be 10 times more scary than the original horror classic is nothing but hype. Well, I personally feel no horror film could be that scary.

The Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler spoke to Dread Central and provided some information on the project.

They are currently out to cast, and they are going for some bigger names, so it’s taking some time,” said Buhler, revealing that the casting process has officially begun. We don’t yet have any way of knowing who the studio is speaking with, but it’s good to hear that they’re looking to go big with the remake. And if casting has begun, pre-production seems to be moving along smoothly.

Jeff Buhler says the Pet Sematary remake will be terrifying.

The characters in this script make some tragic decisions, and the horror is about the ramifications of those decisions,” he told Dread last year. “There are still the supernatural aspects of the book, with the pet cemetery and the burial ground from which things come back from the dead, but the real horror is, ‘What do these things do to the family? What does it do to a person to see their child killed, but then to know that they can bring them back? How do you tussle with that idea? And if and when you make that choice, what does that do to you? Will that child be the same? How can life ever return to normal?’

This is pretty far from the 1980’s film, which I adore for certain things that are very intrinsic to that time period in terms of the genre, like a truck driver smoking a joint to a Ramones song,” Buhler continued. “But when a little kid comes back with a scalpel and is like, ‘I want to play with you,’ it kind of becomes Chucky. With this one, we really wanted to get into the emotional aspects of it. There’s still plenty of visceral horror that’s explored, but I’ve always felt that if you lean more into the characters and into their emotional lives, when the visceral shit hits the fan, it’s ten times more scary.

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