The Dead Return in Latest ‘Pet Sematary’ Trailer But ‘They Don’t Come Back the Same’ (Video)

John Lithgow warns that “sometimes dead is better” in adaptation of Stephen King’s classic 1983 horror novel

Last Updated: February 7, 2019 @ 9:25 AM

Children, cats and all kinds of terrifying corpses rise from the grave in the latest trailer for “Pet Sematary,” based on Stephen King’s bestselling 1983 horror novel.

“Pet Sematary” follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) and his family who move next to a pet cemetery in the Maine countryside, only to discover that the cemetery brings back anyone or anything buried on its grounds in a malicious, decrepit state.

“They come back but they don’t come back the same,” kookie neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), warns Louis and his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz).

When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to the ancient burial ground for help and “unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”

Cue a flood of walking corpses, kids in creepy cat masks and Church, the undead feline that still haunts many of us from our childhood.

The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced earlier this week that “Pet Sematary” will its closing night film.

Jeff Buhler wrote the screenplay for the horror reboot, which was directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who previously produced the adaptation of King’s “1408,” produce with Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider. Mark Moran is executive producing.

The first “Pet Sematary” was released in 1989 and starred Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne and Denise Crosby.

“Pet Sematary” will hit theaters on April 5, 2019. Watch the trailer above.