We’ve been following the upcoming Pet Sematary remake here at Nerd Much? for about a year now. The new film is coming to us from the duo that helmed the solid horror flick, Starry Eyes, in Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch. Today, we get to see Widnyer and Kolsch’s efforts first hand, as Paramount Pictures has released the very first Pet Sematary trailer.
The film looks as though its poised to contain an exciting performance from John Lithgow. Which is, of course, par for the course for the thespian. Lithgow is taking over the iconic role of Jud Crandall in the movie. Anyone that’s seen Lithgow’s chops before, and perhaps specifically as Arthur Mitchell in Season 4 of Dexter, knows that the actor can do creepy quite well.
The other leads that we focus on in the Pet Sematary trailer are Louis Creed and Rachel Creed, played by Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz respectively. In today’s trailer, we see the Creed’s and their children arrive in rural Maine after moving from their home in Boston.
There’s a bit of foreshadowing early on in the trailer when a large diesel truck gives us our first jump scare. From then on, we get to hear some backstory on the woods behind the Creed’s new home. And more specifically the burial ground that seems to possess some sort of dark, twisted powers. “Those woods belong to something else,” Crandall tells the Creeds. “The ground is bad.”
As the trailer plays out there is an ominous snare drum that beats in the background. Things begin to really gears up from there. We see a group of children creepily marching in the woods with trailer’s snare drum in tow. There are a bunch of quick cuts that show several glimpses of the movie, many intense, but the first Pet Sematary trailer doesn’t look to be giving too much away.
The movie was originally slated to arrive in theaters on April 21st. Paramount later decided to bump the flick up, so it’ll now be landing on April 5th. But with just one trailer in the bag, this certainly seems to be one upcoming horror project to get excited about.