Pet Sematary trailer: Stephen King's horror novel comes back to life

Image via Paramount

Image via Paramount

Welcome to another Stephen King adaptation, folks!

It looks true to the story we know and love of pet resurrection gone wrong, but with some intriguing new scenes, like the children's masked parade through the woods. There is much anticipation for It: Chapter Two next September, and ahead of that, a new adaptation of his classic 1983 novel Pet Sematary is due. "The ground is bad", warns John Lithgow in character as Jud Crandall, neighbor to a family that's just moved into what they thought would be a nice home in rural Maine.

He continues: "Kids used to dare each other to go into the woods at night". If you've ever grown up and feared that his stories would never actually receive the quality treatment they'd deserve, then fret not.

Pet Sematary is being brought back to life on the big screen. It maybe just some insane folk tale. "But another thing we're exploring is how you can't run".

"Pet Sematary" hits theaters on April 5, 2019. As much as we love Mary Lambert's 1989 iteration of Stephen King's bestselling novel, the upcoming film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) from a script penned by David Kajganich and Jeff Buhler has an nearly unbearably creepy tone and aesthetic.

The trailer closes on one of the most famous lines from the entire Pet Sematary canon - "Sometimes dead is better" - and an image of the handmade "Pet Sematary" sign.

Also heavily featured in the trailer is Church, the family's cat, which is the first creature to come back from the dead.