'Pet Sematary' Trailer Shows Why Dead Is Better

The first trailer for the upcoming remake of Pet Sematary dropped Wednesday — and it shows why dead is better. 

The Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer take is an adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel. 

This time, John Lithgow plays the old man narrator/voice of reason, a role that became a pop culture staple thanks to Fred Gwynne's original interpretation. 

The trailer for the Paramount Pictures film is a tad more than two minutes long and super creepy, with numerous shots of kids wandering a forest in masks, taking dead animals to be resurrected. And there is, of course, an unsettling cat and dirt road that trucks speed down. 

The horror film also stars Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz. 

Pet Sematary is due out April 5.