One of the critic quotes in the latest and final trailer for “Pet Sematary” promises that for as well as you think you know the Stephen King story, you will not be prepared for the horror that is this movie.
That’s in part because King already responded to a major change in the movie from the horror novel, a switch that was first revealed in the previous trailer and that has been doubled down in this chilling, even disturbing new look.
It opens with Jason Clarke brushing the hair of his daughter in the bathtub, only to stop when he notices the scratchy brushstrokes reveal massive stitches in the back of her head.
“Pet Sematary” is about a man who discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods that can bring animals or people back to life from the dead. And when his daughter is tragically killed, he turns to his neighbor (John Lithgow) to help bring her back, only to unleash unfathomable evil and horrific consequences.
“Pet Sematary” currently has an 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes ahead of its release this Friday. Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer directed the adaptation that’s being called one of the best Stephen King movies ever.
Watch the trailer above.