We’re now only a few days away from the arrival of Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel Pet Sematary, and to get you ready for all the macabre mayhem to come, we have a video interview with the directing duo on tap today.

While at the recent press day, Daily Dead chatted with both filmmakers about the decision to make some pretty bold changes to King’s overall story, and how satisfying it was to get his blessing on those changes. Widmyer and Kölsch also discussed the parallels between Pet Sematary (2019) and Starry Eyes, their creepy feline co-star in the film, and more.

Look for Pet Sematary in theaters beginning this Thursday night.

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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