There are just a few more days to wait before the new Pet Sematary movie is unleashed upon the world, but if you feel like Friday is still ages away, fear not, because we’ve got one final trailer for the flick to pore over in the meantime. And, in keeping with the rest of the marketing material thus far, it’s creepy AF.
The upcoming movie, a reboot/remake of sorts, is based on the iconic, nightmare-inducing Stephen King novel of the same name. Its horror credentials are bonafide; the movie is co-directed by Starry Eyes’ Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler, who memorably adapted another Horror Icon, Clive Barker’s, short story for Ryûhei Kitamura fan fave The Midnight Meat Train.
This new Pet Sematary features a trio of high-profile names at its helm, in John Lithgow, Jason Clarke, and Amy Seimetz. 11-year-old newcomer Jeté Laurence plays Ellie Creed, the youngster who discovers the eponymous graveyard and unknowingly unleashes horror upon the small town of Ludlow, Maine.
The official synopsis for the movie is as follows:
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.
In an interview with EW, the cast and crew waxed lyrical about the importance of bringing real-life horrors to this latest adaptation of Stephen King’s horrifying novel. Most importantly, the focus is on family, grief, and the difficulties of moving on after the loss of a loved one.
Check out the final Pet Sematary trailer for yourself below (fair warning: it’s a bit spoiler-y, so if you’re trying to remain unspoiled, maybe steer clear), and sound off in the comments about whether you reckon we’re in safe hands here.
The flick drops in theaters this Friday, April 5, 2019. Stay tuned to the site for our review on the day.