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Dead is better in the first trailer of new “Pet Sematary” remake

WATCH: "Pet Sematary" trailer: Dead is better in new remake

The remake for Stephen King’s beloved horror novel, “Pet Sematary”, is afoot, and the first trailer just dropped out of Columbia Pictures’ turf. Watch it below or by clicking the play button above.

“Pet Sematary” tells the story of a young couple who grapples with the costly repercussions of loss. That’s about as far as I’ll be able to tell you if you haven’t come near this story, because really, it’s a very damn fine piece of fiction. Read the novel. Watch the 1989 adaptation. Just get. On. This. ASAP!

Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed, who, after relocating with his wife Rachel and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

The film has a pretty promising cast, led by John Lithgow as the brooding neighbor next to Amy Seimetz and Jason Clarke, who plays Rachel and Louis, respectively.

Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (of “Starry Eyes” fame), “Pet Sematary” is slated for an early 2019 release in the States; no word as yet regarding an official local release.

Watch the trailer:

Alongside the first trailer, the new film also dropped a first-look poster, which is rocking the signature Benguiat font that’s prevalent in many of Stephen King’s paperbacks.

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