Don’t act surprised, you knew we’d be dropping a TrailerTown review for the new Pet Sematary movie this week. This trailer has been everywhere online, and we’ve watched it about 25 times. The good news is that it looks like the writers and the cast have worked hard to keep this story true to what makes it horrifying. The bad news is that we have to wait until 2019 to see it.

The other good news is that it looks like the quality of IT, Gerald’s Game, and 1922 weren’t just flukes! Give the TrailerTown for Pet Sematary a view (if you haven’t already) and then read our Top 5 thoughts about it below:

Top 5 Things About the Pet Sematary (2019) Trailer

  1. Lithgow, Boy! – The role of Jud Crandall was epitomized and perfected by Fred Gwynne in 1989, so this was one of our biggest fears. Was Lithgow going to try and recreate Gwynne’s memorable Maine accent? Will he play him less crass and more John Lithgow-y? We’re happy to say that this TrailerTown eased most, if not all, of our fears around this performance.
  2. Killer Kölsch – What makes a good Stephen King adaptation? Is history has proven anything, a lot hangs on the vision of the director (think: The Shining, Gerald’s Game, IT, The Mist, Misery). When we heard that Kevin Kölsch was directing, that helped us feel a lot better. Have you seen Starry Eyes or his segment in Holidays, “Valentine’s Day”? If not, you should. You’ll feel better about this too.
  3. Take Us to Church – Did you guys see how scary the new version of Church that cat looked? Yeah, we need to change our pants.
  4. Legend of Zelda – If you say the 1989 version of Rachel Creed’s sister Zelda didn’t scare the pants off you, you’re lying. Nothing about Zelda was mentioned in pre-production news and wasn’t heavily featured in this TrailerTown, but according to IMDB and a quick glance at second 1:36 in this trailer, we think Zelda may be coming back to give us new nightmares next year.
  5. Into the Woods – For any reader of Stephen King’s original novel, you know how important the woods (specifically the Micmac portions) are to the story. This movie looks to be doubling down on the beauty and horror of the woods and that’s an improvement over Mary Lambert’s version that we will surely accept.

The soil of a TrailerTown’s heart is stonier. It’s hard to get a pure read on how good a movie will be from a quick peek, but we have high expectations now. What did you think? Will you be traveling back to Maine with us in 2019? Let us know in the comments!