‘Pet Sematary: Bloodlines’ Trailer Reveals Stephen King’s Hair-Raising Prequel Set For Paramount+

Stephen King’s scariest franchise, Pet Sematary, has dropped a debut trailer for the upcoming Paramount+ film, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, which serves as a prequel to the 1983 horror novel that has been adapted twice in 1989 and 2019. Fans of King can look for it to hit the streamer just in time for Halloween on October 6th, preceded by the world premiere at Fantastic Fest!

The R-rated film marks the directorial debut of Chaos Walking writer Lindsey Beer, and takes us back to the fictional town of Ludlow, Maine. Set in 1969, the story centers on a young Jud Crandall, played by Jackson White, who has dreams of leaving his hometown behind until he unearths sinister secrets and an evil presence buried within the town’s dark past. Joining with his childhood friends, Jud must battle this terrible force that has haunted Ludlow since its founding.

Joining White in the cast are Henry Thomas, David Duchovny, Pam Grier, Forrest Goodluck, Isabella Star LaBlanc, and Natalie Alyn Lind. Beer directed and co-wrote the script with Jeff Buhler.

Here’s the synopsis: In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that will forever keep him connected to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped Ludlow since its founding, and once unearthed has the power to destroy everything in its path. Based on the untold chapter from Pet Sematary, Stephen King’s chilling novel, PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES is a terrifying prequel and the story of why sometimes dead is better…

Check out the photos from Pet Sematary: Bloodlines below, and watch the dead come back to life on Paramount+ on October 6th.