Pet Sematary: Diggin’ Up The Past

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary (1989), an adaptation of a Stephen King book, follows in the unique trend of horror fans doing their documentaries on their favorite films, the mind-boggling Room 237 (2013), a microscopic dissertation on The Shining, blazing the trail.

Pet Sematary

Because I’m feeling a bit washed out right now from watching non-dubbed Japanese sci-fi without sub-titles, I’ll let the press release do the talking:  “Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is an independent documentary taking an extensive look at the making of Pet Sematary, the origins of the story, the stories of cast and crew, memories of the Maine locals who helped make the film, and the legacy the film has established among horror fans and scholars of Stephen King’s work.”

Pet Sematary

In addition to what I hope will be unseen footage of you-know-who being flattened by a you-know-what, there’s interviews with cast and crew members, tours of filming locations, behind the scene photos and videos, and a bunch of other stuff I’m just not up for writing about because I can’t get the sound of a Japanese expressed “aiyeeee!” out of my freakin’ head.

Pet Sematary

For those of you who may not have seen Pet Sematary or read the book, a little kid gets run over by a semi, his dad buries him in an ancient Indian burial ground after being warned not to, the kid comes back to life and curse word worthy Hell breaks loose.

You may remember Pet Sematary under its first short story title: The Monkey’s Paw (1902). (Just replace horse-drawn buggy with eighteen-wheeler.)

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