Now that her penchant for the horror genre has taken off, director Lindsey Anderson Beer is venturing into the next scary remake. In doing so, she’ll have to follow in famous footsteps.
Lindsey Anderson Beer will soon make her directorial debut with “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines,” the prequel to “Pet Sematary” The film is about Jud (Jackson White), one of the main characters of the original, who comes across a cemetery that can revive dead animals a few years before the well-known story. Together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped the small town of Ludlow, Maine since its founding. This trailer gives you a first glimpse:
Inspired by the horror genre and literary adaptations, Anderson Beer jumps straight into the next project: a remake of the gothic novel “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. The saga has already been made into several films, the most famous example being Tim Burton’s 1999 adaptation “Sleepy Hollow” starring Johnny Depp.
Lindsey Anderson Beer’s plans for the “Sleepy Hollow” revival
As Anderson Beer’s next work draws on existing intellectual property, she sees it as a challenge to incorporate her own creative ideas. She told Collider:
“In revising the [‘Bloodline’] script, I kept asking myself, ‘What would I want to know as a ‘Pet Sematary’ fan?’ What are the questions that are left unanswered in the book?’ And what are the parts of the book that haven’t been addressed in the movies?'”
According to the director, the story of “Sleepy Hollow,” which has been filmed so many times and in so many different ways, offers a particularly large amount of material and, as a result, different approaches:
“The legends of Sleepy Hollow are so varied, and when I started researching the Hudson Valley and true ghost stories, I got hooked on that, too.”
There’s no telling yet when Anderson Beer’s “Sleepy Hollow” remake will be released. For now, horror fans can look forward to “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines,” which opens Oct. 7 on Paramount+. If you don’t have a Paramount+ membership, you can get one on Amazon Video, for example, where the streaming service is available as a channel. You can test the channel for one week for free.