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'Pet Sematary' will scare not just kids, but also parents, says director Kevin Kolsch

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Pet Sematary" says his upcoming horror will terrify not just the kids, but also their parents.

The new film, starring and John Lithgow, is an adaptation of 1983 novel of the same name, which was also the basis for a 1989 feature.

The new adaptation has been directed by Kolsch and

Kolsch believes is not just a writer of "great fiction, but great literary horror" and said his aim was to deliver something on the lines of "It", another adaptation.

"really respected the material, treated like prestige horror, not schlock. And that's what we're doing, too. Our whole thing with this is to make people think.

"To make a movie that is going to scare teenagers because it's supernatural and there are classic characters like Pascow and Zelda. But also something that will scare parents, because of what happens. 'Pet Sematary' has always really worked on both those levels," Kolsch said in a statement.

Widmyer said "Pet Sematary" is the "most terrifying novel" has ever written. He revealed that after reading the novel, he got "spooked" by his cat.

"There was something different about 'Pet Sematary'. I had a very indelible reaction to It stood out. It just felt more dangerous than his other books. And it was very autobiographical, you know?" he added.

"Pet Sematary", a film, will be exclusively distributed in by Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The releases on April 5.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 18:50 IST