Paramount Pictures has released a new featurette for their upcoming reincarnation of Stephen King’s popular tale Pet Sematary. This highly-anticipated modern day remake of the terrifying story 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.
This film has some serious buzz in its corner. Trailers thus far have delivered on a massive level, more so than anyone ever thought it could. It has shot up the ranks of horror films for 2019, ultimately being one of this year’s most anticipated movies, period. 2017 brought us a Stephen King adaptation we had been waiting for in It. That film showed that if studios allow a filmmaker to give their vision, they can pay great respect to King’s work. Paramount looks to be doing the same with the 2019 version of Pet Sematary, as the following featurette gives a small taste of how Kölsch and Widmyer went in to adapting this truly terrifying tale, while also keeping it fresh and different enough from the one that came before it.
Check out the new behind-the-scenes look below, and after doing so, make sure to leave your thoughts in the section below! Are you a fan of the original movie? Have you read the book? How does this remake look to you? Too scary or just right? Also starring Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow, Kölsch and Widmyer’s Pet Sematary rises into theaters on April 5th.