The idea of cheating death or saving our loved ones isn’t a new thing. Ever since the beginning of recorded history, there have been stories about men trying to live forever or resurrect family from the dead. It’s an idea we’ve seen in recent stories like Star Wars and the upcoming film Pet Sematary, which is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.
While the first trailer did an okay job of setting the tone for the film, the uninitiated likely walked away with very little understanding as to what the plot of the movie is. This trailer doesn’t make that mistake, and finally reveals the inciting incident and overall problem, which revolves around a man who resurrects his daughter from the dead after a tragic accident. Only problem is when they come back, they don’t come back the same.
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Below is the official synopsis for Pet Sematary:
“Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, (#StephenKing) #PetSematary 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 (#JohnLithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences. “
Of course, Pet Sematary is a remake of an older film, and while I haven’t seen it in decades, I can say I didn’t care for it back then. With this film, it looks like we’ll be getting an adaptation more fitting with today’s standards of the genre, which I think will ultimately help this appeal to mainstream audiences. But what do you think? Let us know in the comments! or debate with me on Twitter at @JamTheWriter!
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SOURCE: Paramount Pictures