The new Pet Sematary trailer is here! And if the untold fear contained within the second preview for the upcoming Stephen King remake tells us anything, it’s that the film’s John Lithgow is truly horror’s underused gem of an actor.
Just go ahead and watch the spooky new trailer, directly below, for an icy taste of Lithgow’s unnerving Pet Sematary stoicism. Set to premiere at South By Southwest this March, the movie opens in earnest in U.S. theaters Friday, April 5.
Because if there’s one thing that Stephen King’s original taught us, it’s better to keep dead things dead. Although, Hollywood must not have gotten the memo (or it’s located on top of an ancient burial ground). Because nothing there ever really stays dead, of course. First announced back in 2017, another King horror story gets a contemporary remake, and, from the looks of it, it appears to be pretty reminiscent of the actual novel.
“One of the most interesting themes in the book, the original movie, and this one is, ‘How far would you go to see someone again?'” producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told EW. “But another thing we’re exploring is how you can’t run.”
If you are unfamiliar with the horror classic, read Paramount Pictures’ synopsis below:
“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 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 (Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”
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