The first trailer for the “Pet Sematary” remake is here and it looks damn scary. Are animals masks ever not creepy as hell? And that is one pissed-off-looking cat.
The film’s official 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 neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”
We get a glimpse of the first to make the trip to the mystical cemetery: The family cat, Churchill, who is a tabby in this version. Like the gray kitty in the 1989 version, he does not look at all happy to have been brought back from the grave, per the photo from EW.
In the trailer, as Lithgow’s character explains about how kids used to go into the woods at night, we see a small parade of children wearing animal masks and beating drums as they head to the burial ground. “Those woods belong to something else,” he says ominously.
Per Movieweb, expect the remake to be rated R. Director Dennis Widmyer says:
“It’s a dark f**king movie. It’s ‘Pet Sematary,’ this is not… a lot of Stephen King’s work is, I love it, it’s sentimental. The good guys win. Even at the end of ‘The Shining’ [in the novel], Wendy marries Dick Halloran. People forget that, that’s not in the movie, but Stephen King has a heart. And a lot of his work has a heart. This one… he like put in a drawer for a like a year and he felt really disturbed by what he had written. So, you have to make that story.”
The movie is out April 5th, 2019.