‘Pet Sematary’ trailer: Stephen King adaptation looks fur-raising

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‘Pet Sematary’ trailer: Stephen King adaptation looks fur-raising

Boasting the logline "sometimes dead is better", the clip is plenty creepy.

Here's a synopsis: The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed's rural ME home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets.

Last year saw IT hit the big screen to much fanfare, and next year will see IT: Chapter Two...but also Pet Sematary, another beloved King classic. The latest spooky story to get the remake treatment is Mary Lambert's 1989 Pet Sematary, based on King's 1983 novel. Are you excited to see the film when it arrives in U.S. theaters on April 5? After paying a visit to their neighbor, Jud Crandall (played by John Lithgow), an unfathomable evil is inexplicably unleashed. 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 nearly unbearably creepy tone and aesthetic. In addition to Clarke, Seimetz and Lithgow, the new version's cast includes Jeté Laurence and Hugo & Lucas Lavoie. The first trailer for the remake has been released, which stars Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Amy Seimetz (Stranger Things), and the always fantastic John Lithgow as crotchety neighbor Jud Crandall.

Watch the new trailer above.

Based on Widmyer's comments and this first trailer, it seems that Pet Sematary will distance itself from its film predecessor by avoiding coming across as over-the-top or somewhat campy, like the original Pet Sematary did.

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