There are few novelists quite as iconic and prolific as Stephen King. As such, the horror writer’s iconic works are constantly being adapted for TV and film, with both IT and Hulu’s Castle Rock being recent hits. But the fur will fly with the upcoming remake of Pet Sematary, which is set to arrive next year. Fans are eager for more information, and some new images were just released– a day before the film’s trailer is set to arrive.
Well, this certainly hits the nail on the head. Horror fans are eager to see the reanimated creatures wreak havoc, and the above image is our first look at a zombie cat. While still small and relatively cuddly, it’s clear that what’s new pussycat is absolutely nothing good. It’s likely that this cat actually belongs to the family in which Pet Sematary revolves around. In both the novel and original movie, it’s the surprise resurrection of their cat Church from its grave in the titular cemetery that puts the plot in motion.
Next up we see Amy Seimetz’s Rachel Creed, who should be one of the film’s protagonist. Rachel moves to a new town with her family in the movie, and soon finds that country life sometimes includes zombified animals. She’s seen holding her small child Gage, who typically has a fascinating and terrifying affect on the story that changes the course of Pet Sematary forever.
In this photo we see a glimpse of the great John Lithgow, who will play friendly neighbor Jud Crandall. From the looks of things, it seems that he’d helping Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) figure out the mysterious of Pet Sematary. Lithgow is the biggest start in the small cast, and is also the only main character who isn’t a member of the Creed family. He’ll help give the project some star power which, combined with the Stephen King mania currently taking hold, will amp up excitement for the upcoming adaptation.
The first trailer for Pet Sematary will arrive shortly, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend. The movie is set to hit theaters on April 5, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.