Next 3 Major Horror Remakes: 'Pet Sematary,' 'Hellboy,' 'Grudge'

Next 3 Major Horror Remakes: 'Pet Sematary,' 'Hellboy,' 'Grudge'

Oct 29, 2018

Suspiria

Opening in only two theaters in New York and Los Angeles, the new version of Suspiria (above) earned $179,000, which gives it the highest per-theater average of the year. Obviously, Luca Guadagnino's reimagining of Dario Argento's classic thriller has intrigued moviegoers beyond the core horror audience. Indeed, it should be fascinating to see if that continues when Suspiria opens across the country on Friday, November 2.

Guadagnino's version is longer and more expansive than Argento's original, though no less shattering. How will future horror remakes approach the original? Here are three major, upcoming projects that promise to unsettle and disorient even seasoned viewers.

'Pet Sematary'

The first trailer for the remake (above) touches on familiar moments from Mary Lambert's 1989 version, based on Stephen King's 1983 novel, while also diverting on at least one point -- the busy highway that plays a significant role in the story is much more hidden here. The trailer quickly establishes its own brooding, distinctive voice, suggestive of horror drama Starry Eyes, also directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch.

Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow star. Pet Sematary will open in theaters on April 5, 2019. Read everything we know about it here.

'Hellboy'

Revolving around Mike Mignola's comic book character, Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army (above) expanded the horror-thriller action on a grand scale. It was a satisfying adventure, but now a new film will take the character in a different direction, reportedly with a darker tone.

David Harbour (TV's Stranger Things) plays the half-human, half-demon Hellboy this time around, fighting for the forces of good, we presume. He is joined by Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim and Alice Monaghan as they battle the villainous Milla Jovovich. Neil Marshall (The Descent) is directing. The movie will open in theaters everywhere on April 12, 2019. Read more about the movie (and see Harbour as Hellboy) here.

'Grudge'

Released in 2004, The Grudge starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in a not-too-terrifying remake of the Japanese original, which was nonetheless very successful at the box office. Two sequels followed to diminishing success; the third (above) went straight to video.

Simply titled Grudge, the upcoming remake sounds much more promising. Andrea Riseborough (Mandy), Demián Bichir (The Nun), John Cho (Searching), Lin Shaye (Insidious: The Last Key) and Jacki Weaver (Widows) star. Nicolas Pesce (indie thrillers The Eyes of My Mother and Piercing) is directing; we imagine he has something different in mind than a PG-13 rating might allow, but we'll have to wait and see. The thriller is scheduled for release on June 21, 2019.

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