Paramount Pictures has released the second trailer and poster for its upcoming Pet Semetary remake – the first trailer launched back in October. The new, nearly two-and-a-half minute trailer features a handful of new tidbits. First, the child characters have been swapped, with “Ellie” being hit by the truck and brought back from the dead instead of “Gage”. John Lithgow is playing “Jud”, the old man next door, without the character’s iconic Foghorn Leghorn accent from the 1989 film. There are also a group of kids going to the Pet Semetary wearing creepy animal masks that are very in-fashion right now, and possibly some sort of creature lurking in the cemetery. Though the undead cat “Church”, Rachel’s creepy sister “Zelda”, and the hard-to-watch Achilles heel scene all remain.
Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, the film is directed by Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, written by Jeff Buhler, and stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jete Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie, and John Lithgow.
Pet Semetary (2019) will be released to theaters nationwide on Friday, April 5th.
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.