We’ve just seen the trailer for Paramount’s Pet Sematary reboot, and we’re still picking our collective jaws off the floors! As much as we love Mary Lambert’s 1989 iteration of Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the upcoming film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) from a script penned by David Kajganich and Jeff Buhler has an almost unbearably creepy tone and aesthetic.
We’ve got kids in masks, 16-wheelers barreling down a secluded highway, a mysterious burial ground hidden in the woods, and a very different looking Church the cat! It’s also worth noting that Johnathan Lithgow’s version of Jud Crandall doesn’t speak in a thick Maine accent like his predecessor Fred Gwynne did in 1989.
Still, the iconic missive still sends chills down our spines: “Sometimes, dead is better…”
Check out the synopsis and trailer for Pet Sematary below; in addition to Lithgow, the film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and Jeté Laurence. Look for the film to haunt US theaters beginning April 5th, 2019.
Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.
What do you think of the trailer for 2019’s Pet Sematary? Are you excited to see the film when it arrives in US theaters on April 5th? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!