First Trailer For New Spin On ‘Pet Sematary’ Arrives | Film Trailer


Paramount Pictures have released the first trailer for the latest Stephen King adaptation, Pet Sematary. Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), the film revolves around a doctor and his family who move from Boston to Maine and discover a mysterious burial ground in the forest near their new home.


After a tragedy, the doctor turns to his new neighbour to learn more about the forest, setting off a chain of terrifying events.



King’s original novel was originally published in 1983, and since then has become an iconic piece of horror literature. There was originally a film adaptation in 1988 which has remained somewhat of a fan favourite, but the trailer above seems to point in a far different, modern direction for this incarnation of the story.


This is a good first trailer that teases the strange places the story is going to go without giving away much of the story, nor any memorable scares. There will be more trailers to come, revealing more of the film, but King fans should be happy with the look of this adaptation from this first clip. With King adaptations suddenly in style again, this will be the first trailer of many new versions of his classic work.


The screenplay for this new version has been written by Jeff Buhler (Nightflyers) and stars Jason Clarke, Jeté Laurence and John Lithgow. Pet Sematary hits cinemas April 5, 2019.



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