As promised yesterday, Paramount Pictures has released the second official trailer for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic story Pet Sematary. This highly-anticipated modern remake of the popular Stephen King tale is directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) and will follow Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), a Doctor who discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep within the woods near his family’s new home in the outskirts on Maine. But when a tragedy happens, Creed seeks out his unusual neighbor Jud Crandall, played by John Lithgow, which evidently sets off a chain reaction that unleashes an unsettling evil with terrifying consequences.
What. A. Trailer. This is everything we wanted to see from this remake, as Stephen King’s stories are easily some of the most horrifying ever told. I personally have yet to see the original adaptation of this story, so I’m heading into this remake with fresh eyes. I am really liking what I’m seeing so far. I’ve heard about some of the “changes” being made for this telling of it, but because I have no prior connection to either the book or previous movie, it doesn’t affect me like it will others.
The cat, Church, looks absolutely terrifying. From the small amount of research I’ve done, it seems like that character is a pivotal piece of the story (if you know, please let me know in the comments). I love the addition of Jason Clarke and John Lithgow to the cast as well, and while it feels like the trailer revealed a lot, it doesn’t feel like that to me. Remember, I’ll be walking into this movie knowing nothing about the story, book or other film, so I need to be sold on what they’re selling. This trailer definitely succeeded at doing that.
Check out the new trailer below, and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below! Have you read the book or seen the previous movie? How do you think this one looks? Did you like the trailer? Did it show too much? Also starring Amy Seimetz, Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Pet Sematary rises into theaters on April 5th.