By Creative Media TimesParamount has released a brand new poster and the first trailer for its “Pet Sematary” remake. The film of course is the latest Stephen King adaptation set to hit the big screen after the massive success of “It” from last year. The original novel was published in 1983, and was adapted by King himself into a 1989 film.
The terrifying trailer shows the Creed family moving into a rural farmhouse. “It’s definitely not Boston,” says the father Louis, played by Jason Clarke. Throughout the trailer pervades the disturbing drumming sound, initially from a group of marching kids wearing animal masks.
“Sometimes dead is better,” the film’s tagline says on the creepy poster. Its an iconic quote, also spoken by the character Jud Crandall in the 1989 film, is prominently featured in the trailer’s intro. Jud is played in this remake by John Lithgow.
Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer co-directs the film. “Pet Sematary is set to be released on April 5, 2019.
Here is the film’s synopsis:
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.