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Posted on: September 23rd, 2023

“Believe me when I say… Sometimes dead is better…”

Paramount+ have finally revealed the trailer for their prequel to 2019’s Pet Sematary remake, and it certainly looks intriguing!

Jackson White stars as Jud Crandall, it is 1969 and he and his girlfriend are fixing to leave the dead-end town of Ludlow, Maine for good. On their way out of town, their car hits a very mangey looking dog, who immediately gets back up and stares the young man down…

Dripping with dark atmosphere, the clip makes it clear that we are in for quite the origin story, as it looks as though the titular burial ground has mysterious mask-wearing devotees. As Jud muses about the power within the ground and where it came from, he ponders whether it’s good or evil.

Seeming to focus a lot less on the “pet” element of the title than the other movies, it’s clear from the trailer that Bloodlines is very much a movie about the town of Ludlow. A bereft father takes it upon himself to use the enchanted burial site to resurrect his teenage son, Timmy… However, as we’ve seen happen before, he’s… not quite right.

In the culmination of the preview, we witness the residents of Ludlow arm themselves and band together in a bid to take the undead boy down. Timmy stalks dark corners and pops up on unsuspecting residents, giving this prequel a decidedly more slasher-like vibe that previous offerings.

Certainly a promising trailer, Bloodlines has the potential to revitalise interest in the Pet Sematary brand if executed correctly. The film is set to release on October 6th in the US, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. Paramount+ will release Bloodlines to all other territories October 7th, and we’re curious to see how this one will go over.

Check out the trailer below:


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