“I got out of Florida.” – Amy Seimitz on the biggest barrier she broke
Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz star in the highly anticipated remake of Stephen King’s classic horror novel Pet Sematary. Following the massive success of 2017’s It, the film provides a modern take on the 1983 novel and is directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the team who worked on Scream: The Series.
Pet Sematary begins with Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) who move from Boston to the rural suburbs of Maine with their two young children. Their cat is tragically killed, and they bury it in a mysterious cemetery for pets, which proves to be hauntingly scary and soon, evil forces threaten their lives. John Lithgow (Interstellar, Pitch Perfect 3, Dexter) costars.
Jason Clarke starred in 2012’s Oscar nominated hit Zero Dark Thirty, and has since made several hits throughout the years including The Great Gatsby and First Man. He will star in next years’ projects Silk Road and The Devil All The Time. Amy Seimetz, a huge fan of Stephen King’s novels, starred as Becky Ives in Netflix’s smash Stranger Things. In addition to acting, she also wrote and produced the hit TV series The Girlfriend Experience.
FilmInside’s reporter Rachel Kasuch met with Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz to discuss the making of Pet Sematary. Clarke and Seimetz open up about breaking barriers, being scared as a kid, and more. Seimitz talks about being a fan of the original film and novel and how it scared her at night. “We had cats and we buried them in our back yard when they’d die,” admits Seimitz. “I really avoided that section of the back yard and I was hoping they’d come back but I had seen the film.” To see more of what Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz have to say about making Pet Sematary, watch our exclusive video interview below.
Check out our exclusive video interview with Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz here:
Pet Cemetery opens on April 5th