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Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | 13 January 2017 (USA)
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This documentary is a detailed look into the making of PET SEMATARY, one of the most enduring cult-horror classics of our generation.
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Mark E. Anastasio Mark E. Anastasio ... Himself
Blaze Berdahl ... Herself
Susan Blommaert ... Herself
Sean Clark ... Himself
Denise Crosby ... Herself
Elliot Goldenthal ... Himself
Brad Greenquist ... Himself
Miko Hughes ... Himself
Stephen King ... Himself
Mary Lambert ... Herself
Heather Langenkamp ... Herself
Michael Lombard Michael Lombard ... Himself
Dale Midkiff ... Himself
Peter Stein ... Himself
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This documentary follows the story of Pet Semtary, from its inception; Stephen King's inspiration to write the book, the struggle to get the film made and the unlikely success of a low-budget film from Paramount during the WGA strike. The documentary features interviews with the director, Mary Lambert and members of the cast, crew, locals. Includes never-before-seen footage from the sets in Maine. The film is a detailed look into the making of one of the most enduring cult-horror classics of our generation.

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JUST OKAY - (5 stars out of 10)
8 October 2018 | by Front-Row-ReviewsSee all my reviews

The stage curtains open ...

The film starts out with Stephen King talking about his book, Pet Sematary, at a UMass event and his expression was that he didn't think anyone would want to read anything like it, so he put it in a drawer. That was the most interesting part of the documentary, at least to me, and it was gone far too quickly.

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary isn't anything significant or noteworthy. This documentary could just as well have been in the Bonus Materials section of the DVD or BluRay to this movie. It was more of a sentimental journey as we remembered one of our favorite horror films brought to the screen. There were some interesting little factoids here and there, but certainly nothing that was "unearthed" or "untold". These are some common stories that we've already heard before surrounding the production of the movie.

It does have interviews will all the actors involved with the film, and it was fun to see what they look like today and some of the stories they had to share. But, in the long run, this was a bit of a yawner. If you are passionate about this film, then you would enjoy this. For the average movie goer, however, there is nothing special here.


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