Happy Friday, dear readers! Now that it’s officially Pet Sematary weekend, we have one final video interview to share with you all, featuring the new adaptation’s breakout star, Jeté Laurence, who portrays Ellie Creed in the film (and also recently appeared in Jenn Wexler’s The Ranger as well). During our interview with the up-and-coming actress, she talked about the duality of her character in Pet Sematary (2019) and how working with directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer really helped her understand who Ellie was.

Laurence also discussed how she got to take on a lot of her own stunts in the film, and reassured us that working on the new Pet Sematary wasn’t nearly as scary as it seems in the movie.

Look for the new Pet Sematary in theaters now, courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t seen any of the Pet Sematary (2019) trailers and are unaware of the major change to this iteration of King’s story, then the following interview might be a bit spoilery.


In case you missed it, check here for Daily Dead's previous coverage of Pet Sematary (2019), including more interviews with the cast and crew, set visit highlights, and Heather's SXSW review!

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About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for, and was previously a featured writer at and where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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