Killer Kid In New 'Pet Sematary' Trailer Proves 'They Don't Come Back the Same'
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The Creed family learns the hard way that sometimes dead is better.

"Pet Sematary" is headed back to the big screen thanks to a new adaptation of Stephen King's 1983 horror tale of the same name.

Paramount Pictures dropped a second full trailer for the film on Thursday, giving fans a better idea of what to expect from the 2019 remake starring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow and Amy Smeitz.

Like the book and the 1989 movie, this one also revolves around Dr. Louis Creed (Clarke), his wife (Smeitz) and their two children as the family moves to Maine and start bringing things back from the dead with the help of a mysterious burial ground.

They quickly learn this is a bad idea, with the official plot synopsis teasing it sets off "a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences."

The new footage follows many familiar beats from the original, with a few twists. This time around, older child Ellie is the one who gets killed by a truck and resurrected, not baby Gage. "They don't come back the same," warns neighbor Jud Crandall (Lithgow), a warning that is not heeded. Poor Jud -- we later see Ellie attack slice his Achilles heel!

And yes, Church the evil cat and and the Rachel's nightmare-inducing twisted sister Zelda are both back too.

The movie is set to premiere at this year's SXSW, where it will close out the film festival on March 17. It hits theaters everywhere else on April 5.

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