New 'Pet Sematary' takes a deeper exploration of grief

This March 19, 2019 combination photo shows Amy Seimetz , left, and Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote their film "Pet Sematary" at the Fou...

This March 19, 2019 combination photo shows Amy Seimetz , left, and Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote their film "Pet Sematary" at the Fou...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Amy Seimetz posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (P...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote her film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote his film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote his film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote his film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote his film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote his film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (...

This March 19, 2019 file photo shows Jason Clarke posing for a portrait to promote his film "Pet Sematary" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (...

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jason Clarke in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pictures via AP)

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jason Clarke in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pictures via AP)

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Amy Seimetz, from left, Hugo Lavoie, Jason Clarke and Jeté Laurence in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (K...

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Amy Seimetz, from left, Hugo Lavoie, Jason Clarke and Jeté Laurence in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (K...

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jason Clarke in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pictures via AP)

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jason Clarke in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pictures via AP)

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jason Clarke as Louis, left, and Amy Seimetz in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pi...

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jason Clarke as Louis, left, and Amy Seimetz in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pi...

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jeté Laurence in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pictures via AP)

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jeté Laurence in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pictures via AP)

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Lithgow, left, and Jeté Laurence in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pictures ...

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Lithgow, left, and Jeté Laurence in a scene from "Pet Sematary." (Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pictures ...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new "Pet Sematary" has familiar elements of Stephen King's classic 1983 novel and earlier film adaptations, namely the haunted graveyard where the dead are buried but return as murderous incarnations of their former selves.

But the newest iteration goes beyond the supernatural premise. It delves into the impact of grief after death strikes the Creeds, a family of four who relocates from Boston to rural Maine hoping for a less stressful life. There, the father discovers a cemetery in the woods near the family's new home that harbors dark powers.

"Pet Sematary," in theaters on Friday, is the second adaption after the original film was released with critical success 30 years ago. The remake's directors say they wanted to stay true to the source material, but also add their own twists.