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To say that Stephen King has written some frightening stories in his career would be a vast understatement. High on that list though is definitely Pet Sematary, which even managed to scare King so much that he almost didn’t publish it.

As with many of King’s works, while Pet Sematary’s hook is the idea of a cursed burial ground that enables those buried there to rise again, the book is also packed full of reality-based fears like the loss of a loved one.

The death of a loved one is never easy, especially when it’s the unfortunate case of a parent losing their child. There’s a reason that the phrase “going mad with grief” exists, as the pain can be so overwhelming that it literally feels like you’re losing your mind.

That’s definitely the case for Pet Sematary’s Louis Creed, at least eventually. King fans got to see Louis’ harrowing story play out onscreen in 1989’s film adaptation, and Paramount is currently preparing to unleash a remake upon the masses in spring 2019.

In the latest development concerning the remake – directed by Starry Eyes helmers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer – Alien: Covenant actress Amy Seimetz has been cast as Louis’ wife Rachel, according to Deadline.

Seimetz joins already announced cast members Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys) and John Lithgow (Twilight Zone: The Movie). Clarke plays Louis, while Lithgow is set to play kind neighbor Jud Crandall, a role originated back in 1989 by Fred Gwynne.