Freaky First Trailer for Kölsch & Widmyer's 'Pet Sematary' Adaptation

Pet Sematary Trailer: What’s Dead Should Stay Dead

Pet Sematary's First Trailer Is As Creepy As You Hoped

King's scariest novel, Pet Sematary, is all set to spook you out and the first trailer is now out, providing hints of just how scary it is going to get.

In voiceover, John Lithgow's Jud Crandall, the Creeds' eccentric neighbor, relays the mythos of the woods and the burial site within it.

"It may be just some insane folk tale, but there is something in those woods, something that brings things back", Lithgow's character says in the trailer. "Kids used to dare each other to go into the woods at night". When their cat is hit by a truck, they bury it in the pet cemetery near their new home - only to find out it is a place where the dead don't always stay dead.

It's spooky stuff, guys, real spooky stuff. The teaser makes great use of Lithgow, who narrates the whole thing and warns that sometimes, "dead is better".

A 1989 Pet Sematary adaptation didn't earn much critical acclaim, but the success of the 2017 clown chiller It has expanded the horizons for film versions of King's works. Stephen King's previous novel adaptation, IT, was a massive success when it released past year. "It's more accurate to the book, I'll just say that", Widmyer told Entertainment Weekly. While the horror legend's books and stories have been regularly turned into movies and shows over the decades, the last few years have seen even more than usual. See what you think.

Here's the first trailer, and it looks like a good'un.

Paramount Pictures unleashes Pet Sematary to theaters on April 5, 2019.

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