Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Pet Sematary remake: the first trailer is here

Pet Sematary remake: the first trailer is here

Another spooky Stephen King adaptation is coming to theaters.

Pet Sematary co-directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch have revealed that they expect the movie to be rated R.

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.

In the trailer, Lithgow's voice is heard saying, "It was a myth. Kids used to dare each other to go into the woods at night. They knew the power of that place", he says as footage of young children walking across the forest floor, banging on tiny toy drums and wearing haunting animal masks, plays out on screen.

"Those woods belong to something else".

Here's a synopsis: The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed's rural ME home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. "It may be just some insane folk tale, but there is something in those woods". Are you excited to see the film when it arrives in USA theaters on April 5? But as the wise old man ominously notes, "Sometimes dead is better".

Paramount Pictures unleashes Pet Sematary to theaters on April 5, 2019.

It remains to be seen whether the Ramones song, "Pet Sematary", will be featured in the new film, as it was in the original - again, per King's stipulation, as the iconic NY punk rockers are one of his favorite bands.

What do you think of the trailer for Pet Sematary?

Here's the first trailer, and it looks like a good'un.

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