'Pet Sematary: Bloodlines' review: A Paramount+ prequel digs up part of Stephen King's book and brings it to life

The new movie “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” is a prequel to Stephen King’s terrifying novel “Pet Sematary.” Directed by Lindsey Anderson Beer, the film explores a part of the story told by character Jud Crandall about a human buried in the mysterious cemetery and brought back to life. Set in 1969, the movie follows a young Jud and his friend Timmy as they encounter the dark forces that reside in their small Maine town. Despite its small-scale production, “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” offers a satisfying and chilling addition to the “Pet Sematary” franchise. The film will premiere on October 6 on Paramount+.

Summery :

– “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” is a prequel to Stephen King’s novel “Pet Sematary” and explores the story of Timmy Bateman, a human buried in a cursed cemetery and brought back to life.
– The film is set in 1969 and follows young Jud Crandall and his friend Timmy.
– Despite its small-scale production, the movie efficiently builds towards the mayhem caused by Timmy’s resurrection and delves into the history of Ludlow, the town where the story takes place.
– The film is 87 minutes long and doesn’t rely too heavily on excessive gore.
– “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” features notable actors such as David Duchovny, Henry Thomas, and Pam Grier in supporting roles.
– Paramount decided to release the film straight to streaming, but it still provides a decent October-themed diversion for fans of Stephen King’s work.
– The prequel endorses the idea that King’s town of Ludlow is worth revisiting, expanding upon the creepy concept of the original novel.
– “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines” premieres on October 6 on Paramount+ and is rated R.

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