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Pam Grier is visiting the “PET SEMATARY”!

Friday, July 23, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Suddenly, there’s a really good reason to see the upcoming prequel.

Variety reports that iconic actress Pam Grier has joined the cast of the upcoming follow-up to 2019’s adaptation of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY. Described as an origin story about the ancient burial ground that caused all the trouble in the previous film(s), the currently untitled film gets rolling in August and will premiere exclusively on streaming service Paramount Plus. Screenwriter Jeff Buhler returns from the previous SEMATARY to script the prequel, with Lindsey Beer, who created Netflix’s series THE MAGIC ORDER and has worked on the screenplays for upcoming TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and STAR TREK films, making her directorial debut. The cast also includes Jackson White, Forrest Goodluck, Jack Mulhern, Natalie Alyn Lind and Isabella Star LeBlanc. It hasn’t been revealed what part Grier will play, but we know she’ll be bad-ass in it.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.