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Chicago, dig up the new Pet Sematary early and for free

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Is dead better? In the case of the upcoming Pet Sematary remake, maybe not, based on the positive reviews the film got after its world premiere at SXSW earlier this month. Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, the duo behind the 2014 horror cult favorite Starry Eyes, this new take on Pet Sematary changes a key element of Stephen King’s original novel, while also delving deeper into the folk-horror element of the book than Mary Lambert’s original 1989 movie.


If you live in Chicago, you can decide for yourself if this particular tale should have stayed buried: The A.V. Club is hosting an advance screening of Pet Sematary at the ArcLight Chicago at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3. To enter to win one of 75 admit-two passes to the film, just follow this link and enter some basic information. Just be sure to arrive early, because advance screenings are intentionally overbooked to ensure capacity—and unlike a certain Maine burial ground we could mention, once these spots are taken, they won’t be vacated again any time soon.

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