The first trailer for “Pet Sematary” is just as creepy as you’d expect with kids in animal masks parading through an overgrown wood to the sound of a toy drum.
Based on one of Stephen King’s hit novels, “Pet Sematary” follows a doctor and his family who move next to a pet cemetery in the countryside, only to discover that the cemetery brings back anyone or anything buried on its grounds in a malicious, decrepit state.
Despite this, the doctor attempts to use it to resurrect his son after he’s killed in a car accident, to horrifying results.
As John Lithgow says in the trailer’s voiceover, “Sometimes dead is better.”
Lithgow stars with Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, 3-year-old twins Hugo and Lucas Lavoie. Jeff Buhler wrote the screenplay for the film, which was directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who previously produced the adaptation of King’s “1408,” will 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.