I’m predicting another massive Stephen King resurgence in 2019. Not only will we be getting IT: Chapter 2 in September, we’ll be getting the latest adaptation of Pet Sematary on April 19th of that same year. Just like when it was announced that IT was headed back to the big screen, we can expect renewed interest in the source material: The novel by Stephen King.
Pet Sematary, the book, was released in 1983 and clocks in at close to 400 pages. While this makes it a dwarf novel compared to the 1000 + page IT, it’s still a hefty tome. Those who find themselves with a desire to absorb the book, but little time to focus on reading will have another option this March. Simon & Schuster recently announced an audiobook for Pet Sematary will hit shelves on March 27th.
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Another exciting selling point for horror fans is the fact that the audiobook is being narrated by Michael C. Hall, the actor who starred in Showtime’s Dexter and became almost synonymous with the code-bound slasher with a heart of gold. Hall has been out of the limelight for a number of years, so it will be good to have him back in our lives.
Check out the trailer for 1989’s Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert, and the iconic intro to Dexter because why not?
Official Synopsis: Doctor Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) moves his family to Maine, where he meets a friendly local named Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne). After the Creeds’ cat is accidentally killed, Crandall advises Louis to bury it in the ground near the old pet cemetery. The cat returns to life, its personality changed for the worse. When Louis’ son, Gage (Miko Hughes), dies tragically, Louis decides to bury the boy’s body in the same ground despite the warnings of Crandall and Louis’ visions of a deceased patient.
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