The final trailer for the upcoming horror film “Pet Sematary” finds itself in an awkward position. Much like the last trailer, the latest clip doesn’t hide one of the most interesting aspects of the film’s plot. However, in showing people this aspect of the film, a major plot point is revealed that would have probably been best kept a secret. That being said, as the filmmaker’s recently said, there’s really no way to hide this part of the film and what we would consider a spoiler isn’t really a major spoiler. Long story short, watch the trailer at your own risk.
“Pet Sematary” is the latest reimagining of a famous Stephen King novel. The film follows the story of a family that moves to a new small town and finds out that the local children have a very odd tradition when family pets pass away. The children put on animals masks and hold a ceremony in the woods at what they call the Pet Sematary. But considering this is a horror film, you quickly find out that the “sematary” that the children have created has some special, supernatural properties.
Our reviewer, Ryan Oliver said of “Pet Sematary” out of SXSW in his review: “For as impressive and smart as the film is throughout, the weightlessness to the drama keeps it just out of arm’s reach of films that masterfully examine loss like “The Changeling,” but the craft at least firmly plants it in the upper-tier of contemporary horror remakes.”
This new Stephen King horror film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie, and John Lithgow.
“Pet Sematary” in theaters starting April 4.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows 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.