Without a doubt, Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is one of the most disturbing books the legendary author has ever written. Dealing with both the real fear of losing a child, and the fictional fear of the undead, Pet Sematary will get under your skin, and stay there.
While it’s certainly dated in spots – a natural consequence of a movie made nearly 30 years ago – 1989’s Pet Sematary film adaptation is pretty damn good, a result likely due in no small part to the fact that King himself wrote the script.
From the infamously chilling Zelda scenes, to Victor Pascow’s creepy ghost conversations with Louis Creed, to Miko Hughes unnaturally upsetting performance as murderous little Gage, Pet Sematary the movie is full of great scenes and moments.
That said, expectations from most King fans are sky high for Paramount’s upcoming theatrical remake of Pet Sematary, which was previously confirmed to release on April 19th, 2019. Now, Box Office reports that the film has moved up a bit, to April 5th.
While that’s certainly not a huge change, it’s worth noting that moviegoers’ second trip to King’s cursed burial ground will now happen a little earlier next spring than originally planned. Between this movie and IT 2, 2019 is going to be a great year for King fans.