A short and sweet TV spot has been unveiled for the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary and it teases the horrors of the dead coming back. We get our first look at the horrifying Zelda, who terrified me so much when I was a child that I’ve never finished Mary Lambert’s original adaptation. It’s safe to say, I’m dreading seeing her again.
The new re-telling will be directed by Starry Eyes’ Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, from a script written by David Kajganich and Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train).
Described by Stephen King as “the most frightening book I’ve ever written,” his 1983 novel Pet Sematary tells the tale of Louis and Rachel Creed, who discover the re-animating properties of an Indian burial ground behind their new house. Louis decides to bring back their daughter Ellie’s cat after it is killed on the road, but when a horrible tragedy strikes the family, they find out that “sometimes, dead is better.”
Paramount will release Pet Sematary on 5th April 2019 and stars Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie, Jete Laurence, Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Obssa Ahmed and Alyssa Brooke Levine.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)