Paramount Pictures has released the final trailer for Pet Semetary ahead of its release this week, and the film wants to remind you that “dead is better.”
The story is based on the iconic horror novel by Stephen King. The studio described the story adding, “Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed, who, after relocating with his wife Rachel 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, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”
Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer directed the new adaptation for the studio, working from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler. The new adaptation stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie, and John Lithgow.
The original film released in 1989, was directed by Mary Lambert and starred Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, and Denise Crosby. The film opened at number one at the box office with a $12M weekend before grossing $57M to become a horror classic.
Pet Sematary will hit theaters on April 5, 2019.