Louis Creed and Rachel Creed are back in their small-town Maine home in a new trailer for a remake of the cult classic film “Pet Sematary.” They’re still trying to come to grips with a super-natural pet cemetery next to an ancient burial ground that has the ability to resurrect the dead.
When the Creed’s toddler son is killed in an auto accident, Lou takes the boy’s body to the cemetery, hoping to bring him back to life. But a demonic version of the boy comes back to haunt them.
The original 1989 move by the same name was based on the 1983 Stephen King novel. The horror begins after daughter Ellie’s cat, Church, is killed. Neighbor Jud Crandall, played hilariously by Fred Gwynne, takes Lou deep into the woods. You may recall, Gwynne played Herman in the hit TV show “The Munsters,”
Jud knows the ancient Micmac Indian burial ground has the power to resurrect the dead. He tells Lou that Church will come back to life, too, but won’t be quite the same. Still, he says, it will save Ellie from the trauma of its death.
Sometime later, Gage, the Creed’s young son, is killed by a truck along the highway near their house. Lou is determined to resurrect him, despite being warned by Jud that the results will be catastrophic.
The new film is actually a remake of the original. It stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow as Jud Crandall.
The original film grossed about $58 million, respectable for a genre film and spawned a sequel “Pet Sematary II” three years later. It flopped, grossing only $17 million, according to boxofficemojo.
Which raises a question: Why would anyone want to do a reboot?
Paramount Pictures green-lighted the new adaptation last December and Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch were tapped to direct, based off a script by Jeff Buhler.
It is set to be released on April 5, 2019.
Click below to see the trailer.