‘Pet Sematary’ Trailer: Sometimes Dead is Better

The first official trailer for the 2019 horror film Pet Sematary shows that while it’s following Stephen King’s novel, it isn’t copying the original film adaptation beat for beat. The effects are, obviously, vastly improved and for some bizarre reason there are kids banging drums while wearing animal masks in the film’s first trailer.

The 2019 adaptation of Stephen King’s book stars Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Louis Creed, Amy Seimetz (Stranger Things) as Rachel Creed, and two-time Oscar nominee John Lithgow (The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment) as Jud Crandall. The cast also includes Hugo and Lucas Lavoie as Gage Creed, Jete Laurence (Friends from College) as Ellie Creed, and Obssa Ahmed (The Expanse) as Victor Pascow.

Scream: The TV Series‘ Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer directed the horror film from a script by Jeff Buhler (Nightflyers). Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Steven Schneider, and Mark Vahradian produced, with Mark Moran executive producing.

The first film version was directed by Mary Lambert from a script written by author Stephen King. Released on April 21, 1989, the classic horror film starred Denise Crosby, Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist, and Blaze Berdahl.

Paramount Pictures is set to release Pet Sematary in theaters on April 5, 2019.

The Pet Sematary Synopsis:

“Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”