Paramount Pictures has released the final trailer for the upcoming “Pet Sematary” remake. Just ahead of its release this weekend, the trailer features Dr. Louis Creed, a father who’s just lost and resurrected his child, grieving and trying to understand the gravity of what he’s just done.
The film is based on one of Stephen King‘s classic horror novels-turned film which follows the story of a family who moves into a new neighborhood near an unusual cemetery. The father soon deals with the consequences of his family’s afterlife when his son dies in an unfortunate accident on his birthday. The father, then played by Dale Midkiff, takes it upon himself to bury his dead son into the graves of the ancient Pet Sematary. What returns home is not exactly his son.
As the second trailer for the remake revealed an interesting twist, this final trailer proves further that directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer are looking to turn the classic novel on its head. Generating box office numbers by piquing nostalgia and curiosity will work to the film’s advantage this opening weekend.
The film premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival to rave reviews. Chris Evangelista of /Film wrote in his review, “Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer take the terror that King forged and mold it into something fresh, and exciting, and downright horrifying. Pet Sematary is one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever.”
The remake stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, and John Lithgow. The script is created and written by Matt Greenberg and Jeff Buhler, with the original story by the mastermind author Stephen King. Director s Kölsch and Widmyer have jointly directed and worked on projects like “Starry Eyes” and episodes of “Scream: The TV Series.”
“Pet Sematary” opens wide in theaters April 5. Check out the latest and final trailer below!