Freaky First Trailer for Kölsch & Widmyer's 'Pet Sematary' Adaptation


This film was greenlit in December of 2017, mere months after It, another King adaptation, became the highest-grossing horror film in history.

Pet Sematary - the Stephen King novel that will make you paranoid every time Tiddles looks at you amusing - is the latest of the horror master's stories to get a modern movie adaptation.

Jason Clarke of Zero Dark Thirty and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars as Creed, whilst John Lithgow appears perfectly cast as the elderly neighbour who warns the new Ludlow resident of the true extent of the dark arts at work.

What do you think of the trailer for 2019's Pet Sematary? When their cat is hit by a truck, they bury it in the pet cemetery near their new home - only to find out it is a place where the dead don't always stay dead. If you've ever grown up and feared that his stories would never actually receive the quality treatment they'd deserve, then fret not. "The ground is bad", he adds.

"It may be just some insane folk tale, but there is something in those woods, something that brings things back", Lithgow's character says in the trailer.

Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, Pet Sematary (the misspelling makes sense to anyone who knows the book or the cult favorite adaptation and its '92 sequel) has a screenplay by Jeff Buhler from King's novel.

Still, the iconic missive still sends chills down our spines: "Sometimes, dead is better..." "But another thing we're exploring is how you can't run".

Pet Sematary creeps into theaters on April 5, 2019.

The trailer has all the hallmarks of a good horror movie: a stingy score, a creepy house in the woods, and spooky kids.