The PET SEMATARY Sequel: More Wendigo?
Considering the hefty profit the film made, that there is going to be a sequel is a foregone conclusion. Or it may be a prequel instead. Who knows? My personal feeling is that they need to leave well enough alone. We all remember what happened the last time they forced a sequel, to the original 1989 PET SEMATARY, don’t we? If you didn’t see PET SEMATARY 2 in 1992, starring Edward Furlong, coming right off TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY and seemingly in a hurry to derail his career, well, you didn’t miss much. Will Hollywood now insist on remaking *that* movie? Let us hope not. What might they offer us instead?
Says screenwriter Jeff Buhler: “We had discussions about possible follow[-]up films, and for the most part, everybody feels like we’ve told the story of the Creeds…the trajectory of this film feels like we flew the plane into the mountain a little bit. It just blows up. So a lot of the ideas that we’ve been batting around currently, recently, have all been about, more about digging into the mythology of the town, these rituals that children present, the mythology of the Micmac, the Wendigo, the cemetery…we don’t know, we’re not even down the road on an idea yet.”
The potential for a *good* movie is there, but the filmmakers are going to have to tread carefully lest *they* bring back something that would’ve been better left buried.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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