TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - January 18, 2019
If you've seen the 1989 film adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary, you know that one of the most horrifying images from that film was Zelda, the younger sister of the main character's wife. Zelda was affected by spinal meningitis and was quite horrifying to look at—and was interestingly played by a dude in the film... who knew?
Well, it looks like Zelda's going to be equally horrifying in this April's remake, as we spot a glimpse of her terrorizing Amy Seimetz's Rachel Creed in this new TV spot. It also looked like we got a quick flash of another iconic character from the original, Victor Pascow, the student who dies of a massive head injury during Dr. Louis Creed's first day on the job. Victor then haunts Louis throughout the film, serving as something of a voice of reason for the increasingly maniacal decisions the good doctor makes.
One last thing about this remake. As much as I love John Lithgow and think he's an incredibly talented and gifted actor, he's not going to be able to hold a candle to Fred Gwynne from the original as the Creed's next door neighbor Jud Crandall. It was one of the best casting decisions in history putting Herman Munster in that role, and the round of applause his entrance got when I saw the original in the theater probably won't be repeated this April.