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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    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.