Since last years It Chapter One arrived in cinema’s a ton of Stephen King based projects have been green-lit. The most interesting of those has to be Pet Sematary. Based on the terrifying novel by King this will be the second time the story has been brought to the cinema scree. This time though it is Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer at the helm which points to very exciting things.
Pet Sematary will star Jason Clarke as Louis Creed, a man who discovers a dark secret hiding in the land behind his new home. It seems there is an ancient burial site which brings dead things back. Guided by neighbour and life-long native Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), Clarke finds himself intertwined with the land after his daughter’s beloved pet Church is killed. However, the site isn’t satisfied with just Church and Louis finds himself on a very dangerous spiral.
I’ll admit that the novel is one of my all-time favourite books, and Starry Eyes is one of the best films I’ve seen in years so I’ve been like a child at Christmas waiting for information on this project. So right now I am over-the-moon that we have our first trailer for the film which is due out next spring.
The atmosphere seems all on point, the cast all seem perfect, and I’m definitely a fan of the new-look Church. Granted he’s not the black cat from the book, but he’s thankfully different from the typical ginger tabby we always see in the movies.
Here’s the official synopsis and poster:
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) 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 (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
Pet Sematary arrives in UK cinemas April 2019.