Pet Sematary's First Trailer Is As Creepy As You Hoped

Lawrence Kim
October 10, 2018

The first adaptation of Pet Sematary was released in 1989. Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz star, with John Lithgow, Alyssa Brooke Levine, Hugo Lavoie, Jeté Laurence, and Obssa Ahmed.

Pet Sematary's tagline insists that "sometimes dead is better", and now the first terrifying trailer is here to prove that.

Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed, who, after relocating with his wife Rachel and their two young children from Boston to rural ME, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family's new home.

The footage present here is low on jump scares but very high on atmospheric dread, particularly when elderly neighbor Jud Crandall (John Lithgow) begins to talk about how "those woods belong to something else".

We see a shot of Jud standing in the woods, surrounded by crude crosses mapped out in a swirling pattern, before the trailer gives viewers the most striking image yet: the Creeds' cat, Church, looking mangy and on a mission to exact some kind of revenge. But fans of his super creepy 1983 novel - and the "89 movie adaptation - will be happy to see that in King's world anyway the famous warning typically goes unheeded". Instead, it'll hone in on what makes the story so horrifying. King's novel is one of his darkest, scariest works, and it looks like the movie might be equally chilling.

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

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