Paramount has released a new TV spot for Pet Sematary, the latest adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel of the same name.
The TV spot is extremely short at only 15 seconds, but it teases a character who will no doubt be of interest to fans of King’s book and the 1989 movie adaptation which stole sleep from so many: Zelda. The name alone causes me to start sweating nervously. I’ve never even played any of the video games because of it. OK so that’s all a bit of exaggeration, but that ’89 movie helped along greatly by Zelda did something very few movies have ever been able to do: terrify the ever-loving shit out of me.
You can check out the TV spot below.
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.
In May of last year writer Jeff Buhler, who penned the screenplay along with David Kajganich, talked about the remake. When asked what fans could expect to see he confirmed that we’d see the family, Louis, Rachel, Ellie, and young Gage, and that we may see Victor and Zelda. So it didn’t sound like a sure thing.
We saw Victor in the official trailer, and I think there may have been a quick glimpse at Zelda in there as well but I’m not sure. Victor is also in this TV spot but it’s Zelda who steals the show. It’s only one or two creepy seconds, but it’s enough.
Pet Sematary is directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), and also stars Jeté Laurence and Hugo Lavoie.
The movie is set to be released in theaters this spring on April 5th, just as the world outside is coming back to life.
They don’t come back the same. Based on the terrifying novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary is in theatres April 5th.