Stephen King once described Pet Semetary as his most terrifying novel, a fact eagerly disputed by his legion of fans. Yet anybody who ever read the book can likely attest to one thing: King was, at the very least, making an arguable assessment. Blending human and supernatural terrors like only he can, King’s take on grief resonates on a variety of levels. Now, the upcoming film remake is set to provide an alternate take on the source material, as revealed through the haunting final trailer.
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Fans of the source material will likely recognize a pair of notable differences, which speaks to filmmaker Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch decision to veer slightly away from the source material, while retaining the spirit in essence. While the film itself is visually impressive, it’s a little difficult to assess what manner of scares we’ll be treated to. The still opening scene speaks to a sense of slow-burning dread, though moments of bone-crunchery and jump scares point to a more traditional brand of horror. And we have to wonder, how far will they go with the loon-like laughter of the original novel? If you’ve read the book, you know what I’m talking about.
In any case, Pet Semetary looks to be a great addition to the recent King canon. Check out the final trailer now, and sound off below. Will you be catching this on April 5th?