Stephen King novels usually make for excellent movies; Salem’s Lot and The Shining are classics in the horror genre while The Shawshank Redemption is always at the top end of most people’s best films list.
Recently, a lot of Kingy’s old stuff is getting the remake treatment; Carrie was the first (although the less said about that the better) while 2017’s It remake – featuring ol’ Pennywise the Clown (who people weirdly fancied) – was one of the biggest flicks of last year.
He also happened to be one of the biggest memes.
Now, though, it’s the turn of Pet Semetary, a film about a family who move to Maine and discovers a mysterious burial ground in the woods that brings people back to life.
The 1989 version – which earned a whopping $57 million when it was first released – has gained hardcore fans over the years despite a general feeling that it fails to live up to the novel of the same name which is widely regarded as one of King’s darkest.
However, the early signs for the new version are positive, as not only do we have a bone-chilling first trailer, co-director Dennis Widmyer has confirmed that it’s a “f***ing dark movie.”
Check out the new trailer below which is said to follow Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) as he unleashes “an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”
As far as trailers go this one is pretty unnerving.
There’s also some particularly unsettling shots with kids in masks, grave digging, and of course, a seriously creepy cat.
And the good news keeps on coming too because producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has said he’d be “genuinely shocked” if the movie isn’t ‘R’ rated such was their effort to stay as close to the horrifying source material as possible.
Pet Sematary comes out in theaters everywhere on April 5, 2019.
If you’re a true horror fan, this one’s not to be missed.
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