Book Vs. Movie Podcast
The Stephen King Bonus Ep
With Deana Marie (Twisted Philly)
Pet Sematary (Original & Remake)
It’s time for another Stephen King Bonus ep and Margo D. is joined by Deana Marie of the Twisted Philly podcast to talk about the remake of Pet Sematary directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) and comparing it to the 1989 movie directed by Mary Lambert.
Plus, we delve into the 1983 novel that was inspired by author King’s stay at a residence in Maine for a year that was located by a busy roadway. In real life, his daughter’s cat was run over by a truck and his son was almost struck down by one as well.
King took these events and created the creepy story of the Creed family who moves to Ludlow, Maine to escape the city life. Instead of finding tranquility they discover their home is located near a pet cemetery that has some supernatural powers.
So between the book and two films–what do we think of Pet Semetary? Click on the link below.
Discussed in this episode:
- The origin of the novel
- The cast of the 2019 film including Jason Clarke (Louis Creed,) Amy Seimetz (Rachel Creed,) John Lithgow (Jud,) Jete Laurence (Ellie Creed,) Hugo& Lucas Lavoie (Gage Creed,) and Obssa Ahmed (Victor Passow)
- The 1989 film starring Dale Midkiff (Louis Creed,) Fred Gwynne (Jud, ) Denise Crosby (Rachel Creed,) and Brad Greenquist (Victor Pascow)
Pet Semetary (2019) final trailer
Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult