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

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October 10, 2018
Source: YouTube

Pet Sematary Movie Trailer

"It was a myth… Kids used to dare each other to go into the woods at night." Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for their new take on Stephen King's Pet Sematary, which was already adapted once before in 1989. This new adaptation sticks close to the story in the book, about a family that moves to a rural home where they discover a "Pet Sematary" nearby. After the family cat is killed, they bury it in the Pet Sematary and then very weird things start to happen. Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz star, with John Lithgow, Alyssa Brooke Levine, Hugo Lavoie, Jeté Laurence, and Obssa Ahmed. I'm actually curious about this film. It doesn't need to be remade, but maybe it will turn out good. And from this first look, it seems there is some promise for this fresh take on the freaky small town horror story. That cat is the scariest part.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer's Pet Sematary, from YouTube:

Pet Sematary Poster

Pet Sematary Poster

Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz), and their two children Gage and Ellie, move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better. Pet Sematary is co-directed by filmmakers Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer, both directors of the films Absence and Starry Eyes previously and a few short films. The screenplay is written by David Kajganich and Jeff Buhler, adapted from Stephen King's novel of the same name first published in 1983. Paramount will release Kölsch & Widmyer's Pet Sematary in theaters everywhere starting on April 5th, 2019 next spring.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

Count me in!

Brandon Cole on Oct 10, 2018

2

Well, if you're gonna replace Fred Gwynne and his iconic performance, you can't do better than Lithgow.

grimjob on Oct 10, 2018

3

Grim, I am curious, did you read the book ? I ask because I did and loved it, especially the very last page of that book.. no other book freaked me out in just 1 page like that book. But the movie was a disappointment, not enjoyable at all.. at least for me, maybe I had high expectations.

Tester on Oct 10, 2018

4

I haven't read the book. I'm sure if I had, the movie would have disappointed me as well. Movies almost never live up to the source material. Two hours cannot cover all the intricacies of a novel.

grimjob on Oct 11, 2018

5

my first thought before watching the trailer was how to replace gwynnes performance - and then i saw lithgowes name and knew everything would be fine.

dan on Oct 11, 2018

6

10/10. Would pet.

RPD on Oct 10, 2018

7

Grandpapa is not safe!

DAVIDPD on Oct 10, 2018

8

I've never seen the original, but looks like they're finally paying tribute to King's source material...

THE_RAW_ on Oct 10, 2018

9

You should watch the original. A bit dated, but damned enjoyable.

grimjob on Oct 10, 2018

10

loved the original too - fred gwynne was very good in that one.

dan on Oct 11, 2018

11

Looks like milking some dead cow...

shiboleth on Oct 11, 2018

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