Pet Sematary Trailer: Sometimes Dead Is Better

A New Pet Sematary Trailer Dropped This Morning Because It’s Never Too Early to Crap Your Pants

Back in October, the folks at Paramount Pictures dropped a spooky AF trailer for their upcoming horror flick, Pet Sematary. Now they’re back with another haunting trailer designed to wreck tonight’s sleep. It’s atmospheric, intense, and will probably sear at least one gruesome image into your tormented brain. Consider yourself warned.

Here you go…

Despite reading over 40 Stephen King books and watching most of his TV and film adaptations, Pet Sematary remains one of my blind spots. I never read the 1983 novel or watched the film adaptation that followed six-years later. This trailer gives away major plot beats, but it feels so moody and unsettling that spoilers don’t even matter. I get the impression this film is less interested in plot than creeping you out.


Pet Sematary’s co-directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer don’t have many films under their belts. In 2014, they collaborated on a “horror” movie called Starry Eyes. And much like the Pet Sematary trailer, it knows how to squirm beneath your skin and leave you unsettled. Judging by this trailer, Kölsch and WidmyerIt have discovered an effective horror movie formula.

As someone who lost a pet recently, this movie might be too much to handle. But based on my love for horror, the A+ cast (Amy Seimetz, Jason Clarke, John Lithgow), and excellent trailer, I’ve set aside a spot for Pet Sematary on my must-see list. Hopefully, this remake adds to the recent wave of good King adaptations alongside It, Gerald’s Game, and Castle Rock.

Pet Sematary 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 neighbour, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.


Pet Sematary arrives in theatres on April 5, 2019.

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