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From the prolific pen of Stephen King, 1989’s Pet Sematary is a profound, emotional, and at times malevolent depiction of a family on the path towards a downward spiral. Notorious for being the book that King thought was too scary to be published, Mary Lambert’s dark adaptation horrified audiences across the globe for its bleak and grief-riddled imagery.
To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary in 2015, Mondo Records dug deep into the catacombs and resurrected Pet Sematary for a limited vinyl release. As well as remastering Elliot Goldenthal’s soundscapes, the label commissioned Chicago artist Mike Saputo for the artwork. With a fine selection of sharp-edged skills, Saputo brought to life a collection of melancholic and foreboding visuals to cloak the gloomy, caliginous score held within the wax.
In regards to how the Pet Sematary cover art came to fruition, Saputo explains, “Mondo and I have been working together »
- Sam Hart
*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by distributor Terror Films. This writer has worked on some online marketing for this title. Directors/writers: John Campopiano and Justin White. Interviewees: Denise Crosby, Dale Midkiff, Miko Hughes, Brad Greenquist, Carlene Hirsch. Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary is a documentary on the 1989, Mary Lambert produced film. Developed over five years, the documentary shows dedication and careful editing. Mostly told through interviews with cast and crew, this documentary offers a lot of behind-the-scenes trivia. It also delivers a cohesive breakdown on how the original film was developed. From set location scouting to character motivations, almost everything (in production) is covered. There is one thing missing though; there is no actual footage of the film, which is owned by Paramount Pictures. Still, did you know there were multiple endings shot for the film? This viewer did not, nor how Stephen King based. »
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Horror Channel has announced eight prime-time weekend film premieres for May, including the UK premieres of José Manuel Cravioto’s pulse-pounding thriller Bound to Vengeance and Mary Lambert’s evil-spirited gripper Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, along with network premieres for Don Mancini’s killer-dolls spin-off Seed of Chucky, starring Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly & Billy Boyd, Xavier Gen’s unsettling post-apocalyptic horror The Divide, the epic vampire-battling Daybreakers, starring Eithan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, Stephen Kay’s monster in the closet chiller Boogeyman, Jamie Blanks’ teen slasher Urban Legend and Ryuhei Kitamura’s mystery-man rampaging No One Lives.
Fri 5 May @ 21:00 – Boogeyman (2005) *Network Premiere
Tim (Barry Watson) is haunted by traumatic memories from his past, linked to the death of his father. Desperate to resolve his issues, he returns to the house where he grew up. But while Tim wants to convince himself the ghostly memories he carries are just a figment of his imagination, »
- Gary Collinson
The story behind the film adaptation of one of Stephen King's most chilling books (if not the most chilling) is explored in Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, and while the documentary is already available on VOD platforms, Terror Films has now teamed up with Synapse Films for a Blu-ray and DVD release of the documentary later this year.
Press Release: Los Angeles (April 20, 2017) - On the eve of the 28th Anniversary of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, which was released in theaters on April 21, 1989, Terror Films is excited to announce their partnership with Synapse Films. Synapse is set to handle the physical release of the documentary; it will be released later this year.
Don May Jr., one of the partners of the American DVD and Blu-ray label, specializes in cult horror, science fiction and exploitation films. He had this to say about teaming up with Terror Films: »
- Derek Anderson
Not feeling your best? We’re hoping to remedy that with People’s World’s Most Beautiful playlist, highlighting songs that are bound to lift you up following a less-than-stellar day.
Some tunes are romantic, while others promote self-love and body confidence. While there are differences, all these songs share one thing in common: They will leave you feeling happy — and what’s more beautiful than that?
“Flawless” — Beyoncé
Because it would be a downright travesty not to include Queen Bey. Besides, this jam gets us to dramatically flip our hair any time, any place.
“Feeling Myself” — Nicki Minaj ft. »
- Grace Gavilanes
Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, will focus on Hollywood directors with the theme ‘In the Director’s Chair’ at the 18th Annual Women in Focus Conference.
The Women in Focus Conference will feature Academy Award®-nominated director Niki Caro (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”, “Whale Rider”, “North Country”); acclaimed director Sydney Freeland (“Deidra & Laney Rob a Train”, “Drunktown’s Finest”, “Her Story”); award-winning screenwriter and film director, Kelly Fremon Craig (“The Edge of Seventeen”, “Post Grad”, “Streak”); critically-acclaimed director, Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”, “The Twilight Saga”, “Thirteen”); and the first female Saudi Arabian filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour (“Mary Shelley”, “Wadjda”).
- Sydney Levine
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The CW has released the first official images from next week’s episode of Arrow, and in them, we get to see Dinah Drake finally suit up. Well, sort of.
Though she’s yet to take over the Black Canary mantle, the latest addition to Team Arrow takes one step closer to making that a reality here as she dons a domino mask (which definitely suits her). Oliver Queen is going to need her help, too, especially as three of his old foes look set to come together as a team, which should prove to be a formidable threat to the Emerald Archer and his friends.
For more on what to expect from this episode of Arrow – titled “Sin-Eater” – here’s the synopsis, courtesy of the network.
- Josh Wilding
"'Oliver' (Stephen Amell) tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang but the 'Acu' intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the 'Green Arrow' for the murder of 'Detective Malone'.
"Meanwhile, 'Lance' (Paul Blackthorne) feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with 'Damien Darhk'..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Arrow: The Sin-Eater"...
- Michael Stevens
What do you do when a Beatle calls you at Christmas to discuss a setlist? Or you’re broadcasting live to millions and your headlining artist is nowhere to be found? Or you’re tasked with overseeing a mass wedding? Or two very powerful stars aren’t happy about being seated next to each other?
Ken Ehrlich has seen it all. The TV veteran has been producing the Grammys since 1980, helping transform the ceremony into the music industry’s most exciting—and unpredictable—event. “Sometimes you do feel like the man behind the curtain,” he says with a laugh. The »
- Jordan Runtagh
Folks in the Brooklyn area are in for a treat. Nitehawk Cinema is hosting a screening of the highly anticipated horror anthology, Xx. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: the Twenty Twenty-Four screening details, Shriekfest 2017 call for submissions, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween home media info, a new trailer for Diane, and Child Eater release details.
Nitehawk Cinema’s Brooklyn Xx Screening Details: “Nitehawk presents a preview and midnite screenings of the new all female-helmed horror anthology, Xx. We also ask the Xx directors to select a couple of their influential films for midnite screenings and they chose: Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon and Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary.”
To learn more, visit Nitehawk Cinema’s official website.
Twenty Twenty-Four North American Premiere Details: “We have two screenings in San Francisco, hosted by San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Twenty Twenty-Four is making its North American premiere at »
- Tamika Jones
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