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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Pet Sematary: Bloodlines’ Director & Producers Discuss New Stephen King Prequel Film

By George Bate

Stephen King’s library of novels are some of the most iconic in history and have served as the basis for a number of movies and television shows. One of King’s books with the most substantial lore and world-building is Pet Sematary. The horror novel was adapted into a film in 1989 by director Mary Lambert, who returned to the director’s chair to direct a sequel. Pet Sematary was adapted once again in 2018 by directing team Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, and now the franchise is going further back with an interesting prequel installment – Pet Sematary: Bloodlines.

As part of our coverage of Fantastic Fest, The HoloFiles recently had the opportunity to speak with Pet Sematary: Bloodlines director and co-writer Lindsey Anderson Beer about her approach to making the horror prequel, building out the series’ rich lore, casting the likes of David Duchovny and Pam Grier, and more. Check out the interview below!

The HoloFiles also had the chance to speak with producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian about Pet Sematary: Bloodlines. The renowned producers discuss their approach to making a straight-to-streaming film, expanding on and honoring Stephen King’s work, and more. Check out the interview below!

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is streaming October 6 on Paramount+. Check out our review of the film below.

FANTASTIC FEST REVIEW: Pet Sematary: Bloodlines

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