"If you cheat death, there's a price to be paid." Following Heather Wixson's 4-star SXSW review of Pet Sematary, we can't wait for readers to see the new adaptation of Stephen King's 1983 novel, and ahead of its release this Friday, Paramount has unearthed a chilling new trailer.

Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, and written by Jeff Buhler (based on King's novel), Pet Sematary stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie, and John Lithgow. Paramount Pictures will release Pet Sematary in theaters on April 5th, 2019.

In addition to Heather's review, go here to read our set visit impressions for the movie, including interviews with the cast and crew from the set in Montreal.

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."

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.