Today marks the 27th anniversary of the release of Pet Sematary, the book-to-film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1983 horror novel. Starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, and Fred Gwynne, the Mary Lambert-directed picture performed strongly at the box office but was met with mixed reviews. It has since become a cult classic that draws in new viewers every year and still fascinates many.
Several years ago, filmmakers John Campopiano and Justin White decided to embark on a journey to create a documentary that went behind-the-scenes on Pet Sematary. And today, they’ve released a trailer, a poster, AND opened up pre-orders for the documentary, which has an official release currently set for October this year. The long-awaited documentary is finally going to be able to be seen by the masses.
Campopiano and White explain:
“When we first set out for Maine nearly six years ago we thought, at most, we would take some photographs of the filming locations from Stephen King’s Pet Sematary and post them to social media. But upon that very first visit we knew that we had stumbled upon something special — stories, people, and places that had been barely documented for the extensive, global horror fan community. We knew within that first year that we needed to go back to Maine and continue to dig, not just to satisfy our own curiosities but also to try and bring an in-depth making of story about Pet Sematary to others who also share a deep appreciation for the film. Terror Films has stepped up and showcased a similar love for Pet Sematary but, more importantly, the belief that the stories, people, and places we’ve documented have significance and ought to be shared with anyone who has an interest in Pet Sematary, Stephen King, the horror genre, or film in general.”
The documentary features, “…interviews with Director Mary Lambert and the entire cast; including Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, Brad Greenquist, Susan Blommaert, the Berdahl Twins and many more. The film also features never-before-seen footage from the sets in Maine, interviews with key crew, the town’s people and packed full of bonus features, including a fan appreciation sizzle reel, a personal interview with the documentary filmmakers and much, much more.”
If you want to order a copy, head on over to the Terror Films website to snag a copy.