The ending of Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Pet Sematary was completely gut-wrenching, but an alternate cut shared by Entertainment Weekly over the weekend is even more fucked up! Give it a spin below, but be warned: The context of these scene takes us into Spoiler Territory!
As in the climax of the theatrical version, Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) follows his resurrected daughter Ellie (Jeté Laurence) as she drags her dying mother Rachel (Amy Seimetz) to the Pet Sematary. Then Louis and Ellie fight in the graveyard. Just as Louis gets the upper hand, Ellie morphs into an innocent, pleading guise and Louis hesitates to finish her off. But instead of a suddenly transformed zombie Rachel stabbing Louis from behind as in the official version, the alternate ending instead cuts to this:
“We love both endings,” Widmyer says. “This ending is near and dear to us; it was the scripted ending.”
“It’s a sadder one, which is why we like it so much,” Kölsch adds.
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Hopefully, this and other deleted/alternate scenes will be included on Pet Sematary‘s Blu-ray/DVD, set for release on July 9th. If you missed Pet Sematary when it was in theaters, check out the synopsis and trailer below.
Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.
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