The original movie, which came out in 1989, was famously shot in and around Bangor, per King's stipulations upon selling the rights to the book, with locations including Mount Hope Cemetery and the University of ME campus.
Paramount Pictures just released the first horrifying trailer for the new adaptation of King's classic novel Pet Sematary, in which a family moves into a new home near a cemetery that can resurrect the dead.
In voiceover, John Lithgow's Jud Crandall, the Creeds' eccentric neighbor, relays the mythos of the woods and the burial site within it. They feared it. Those woods belong to something else ... It was previously brought to the big screen in 1988, leading to a sequel in 1992. The ground is bad.
"It may be just some insane folk tale, but there is something in those woods, something that brings things back", Lithgow's character says in the trailer. Lithgow narrates the rest of the trailer, which features a line of marching children all wearing odd animal masks and a strong warning for viewers: "Sometimes dead is better".
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Pet Sematary will be hitting theaters April 5, 2019.
Apparently "dead is better" even the second time around!
The trailer has all the hallmarks of a good horror movie: a stingy score, a creepy house in the woods, and spooky kids.
The recently released trailer hints at the dark nature of the film, and suggests just how terrifying things could get.