Later today, the newest adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is heading to theaters everywhere, but before we take another trip to that ill-fated soured ground, we have another video interview on tap, this time with Pet Sematary (2019)’s producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (The Meg, Bumblebee).

During our chat with di Bonaventura, he discussed the challenges of adapting the Pet Sematary novel, his thoughts on why our society is so preoccupied with the idea of defying death and our own mortality, and how this story taps into those ideas. He also discussed how Starry Eyes helped get Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer the directing gig for this film, and why that Kölsch/Widmyer collaboration stood out from the pack of recent horror movies. Di Bonaventura also talked about not wanting to take the safe route with this iteration of Pet Sematary and taking the darkest path possible with the thematic elements to this script.

Look for Pet Sematary (2019) in theaters tonight!

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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