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Pet Sematary brings the horror in first look trailer

Pet Sematary brings the horror in first look trailer
“Maybe it’s just some crazy folktale, but there’s something in the woods. Something that brings things back.”
If you’ve read or seen any lick of Pet Sematary, you know that the woods in question do hold a certain power…and we got our first glimpse of those mysterious woods in the trailer for the Pet Sematary remake that dropped today.
The film, which stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow, is based on Stephen King’s 1983 story about a doctor who moves to a small town and discovers a pet burial ground in the woods near his new house, with horrific consequences that follow. In the trailer, we are served with a scare worthy of the King himself—a semi truck careening down the rural road by the family’s new house in what is an very effective, jump-provoking omen for what’s to come. As the trailer winds on, the bizarre nature of the new town gets worse, in flashes of children parading into the woods in animal masks (what is it with children in creepy masks right now? It happened on Castle Rock too!) to a shot of the doctor’s nasty, seemingly decaying feet, to Lithgow’s sinister croon that closes out the trailer:
“Sometimes dead is better.”
Pet Sematary resurrects itself in theaters April 5th, 2019.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments! What was your favorite part? Will you be going to see the film in theaters?

About The Author

Jackie Torrance

Jackie Torrance grew up in the cornfields of the American Midwest near Gatlin, Nebraska. She was a small, strange child with an affinity for playing near the sewers and setting things on fire. However, as she aged, the plainness and quiet of the Midwest failed to satisfy Jackie's growing yearning for adventure, and on the night of her senior prom, she stole her boyfriend's vintage 1958 Plymouth Fury, and headed out west to Colorado. There she spent several weeks hiking in the mountains and writing a novel whilst staying at the Overlook Hotel. Upon the completion of said novel, she restarted her roadtrip and drove east until she reached Maine. After living a few years in the town of Derry working as a librarian, she relocated to Castle Rock, where she is currently employed as a reporter for the Daily Call. In all seriousness, I'm a Midwestern girl in her senior year of college to get a major in film studies and a minor in screenwriting. I enjoy reading books, listening to classic rock, writing, and drinking whiskey. The only thing true about the above bio is that there's a cornfield across from my house.


  1. Melissa Malone

    Looks great, although I’m not sure the world needs another “Gage scene”. The first one was bad enough! Also love the creepy kids and masks – reminiscent of that one scene in Castle Rock with the Lord of the Flies kids trial.

    • Jackie Torrance

      Ditto about that Gage scene! And I thought the exact same thing when I watched the trailer, those animal mask kids walking into the woods reminded me immediately of Castle Rock.

  2. Acadia Einstein

    This looks surprisingly good though I will not stop saying I am mad that Lithgow didn’t even try the accent!

    • Jackie Torrance

      I knew that would upset you! 😂

    • Mells Bells

      Well Acadia – want the cake and eat it too?! You hated on Gwyenne – now we gotta hate on Lithgow. Why don’t they just wise up and cast you already! The perfect main accent!

  3. andrew

    I’m super stoked for this. It looks like it will be just as or more scary than the original but also sticking closer to the book.

    • Jackie Torrance

      I couldn’t agree more! I think this is what the book needs in an adaption—more scare factor.


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