Paramount Pictures just released the first horrifying trailer for the new adaptation of King's classic novel Pet Sematary, in which a family moves into a new home near a cemetery that can resurrect the dead.
He continues: "Kids used to dare each other to go into the woods at night".
The big question is, even with the added gloss the update will bring, if anything can ever compete with the 1989 version's horrific (and looking back pretty problematic) spinal meningitis body horror.
The film, directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (Scream: The TV Series), is the latest in a long line of Stephen King reboots, following the massive success of 2017's It.
Boasting the logline "sometimes dead is better", the clip is plenty creepy. King's novel is one of his darkest, scariest works, and it looks like the movie might be equally chilling. A remake of Pet Sematary was announced a while ago but we're seeing the first trailer for the new movie today. Gwynne's delivery is everything to Pet Sematary, so you need a heavyweight actor not afraid to ham it up to step into those shoes.
He added that the Pet Sematary remake will lean into the "grounded nature" of horror, especially when it comes to Zelda, her terrifying appearance, and her grim reality. See what you think. "So, you have to make that story".
It truly is a great time to be a fan of Stephen King.