The latest Pet Sematary TV spot contains the most frightening footage to date. The promotional material for the remake has been pretty great so far and the new TV spot is no different, except for the fact that it's short and sweet, which will more than likely leave horror fans wanting a lot more. The remake is taking Stephen King's source material and attempting to take on Andres Muschietti's IT for the most successful R-rated horror movie of all time, a task that will not be very easy to pull off.
The Pet Sematary TV spot is titled Dead is Better, which is a line from the book and something that John Lithgow's Jud Crandall says. From there, we're treated to a bunch of fast paced edits that invoke some real tension and a sense of dread. And from the look of things, Crandall appears to be right, "sometimes dead is better." That mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods may offer up some temporary happiness and it may fulfill the ego, but is it all really worth it?
Pet Sematary is based on the iconic 1983 horror novel of the same name by Stephen King. The author wasn't even originally going to put the book out because he found the subject matter to be too heavy. The author had the story stuffed away and never intended on having it published. However, King needed a contract to be fulfilled and with the urging of his wife and friends, he put the book out. Since then, it has become one of King's most well-known and successful books, which spawned the 1989 big screen adaptation.
The 1989 version of Pet Sematary received mixed reactions from Stephen King fans upon its release. There are some fans that love the movie and some fans that are less than enthusiastic about it. Since its release 30 years ago, it has become a cult favorite, but the sequel, Pet Sematary Two, is mostly looked down upon. The sequel came out in 1992 and was praised for its special effects, but everything else was torn apart. That being said, there are still some fans who enjoy the sequel after all of these years.
The Pet Sematary remake will certainly be looked at under the microscope upon its release in April by horror fans. The horror genre is big money at the box office these days, so it will be interesting to see how the movie is received upon its release. It has the potential to be a blockbuster and the promotional material for the movie has been effective. The remake stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow. The movie is directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) from a screenplay written by Jeff Buhler. You can check out the chilling new Pet Sematary teaser below, thanks to the Paramount Pictures YouTube channel.