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Go Behind-the-Scenes in Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ With This Documentary

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.




  • shawn lawson

    Scariest. Movie. Ever.
    I wanna see this doc.

    • Ted C

      Don’t. You. Mean. You. Want. To. See. This. Doc.?

  • pablitonizer

    Still one of the scariest movies I’ve ever watched in my life, it marked my childhood and still gives me the chills. Wonderful performances, great story lines & dialogues (“The soil in a man’s heart is stonier”) and creepy pets. Awesome combination, hard to redo.

    • 1EyeJack

      I am a fan of the movie, but I have to disagree – the two adult leads in this movie were TERRIBLE actors. Even Fred Gwynne slaughtered the Maine accent (this coming from a native of the state).

      • BlubberNugget

        Yeah, the acting is beyond awful. The parents and little girl are horrible.

      • TH3J4CK4L

        Being from maine ,despite the accent being questionable. I still think he nailed the character from the book. He really comes off as that friendly old guy that would make you sort of look up to him. It probably wouldnt have been a good thing to use the full Maine accent depicted in the novel because on screen it wouldve probably come off pretty hokey & incomprehensive to the audience. I can’t remember if Royal Dano managed to pull off the accent as digger holt from The Dark Half.

  • Grimphantom

    Nice to see another documentary coming, this one and Fright Night i can’t wait.

    Didn’t know Blaze Berdahl had a twin sister, i mostly remember her from Ghostwriter until i recognized her on this movie later on.


    Even today the scene with her sister that has the spinal meningitis freaks me out il just skip past it. How long is the documentary ?

    • Kurt Roberts

      around 90 mins

  • Jure

    Paramount pictures bullshet wat twins,wat twins miko hughes is head of movi pet sematary,we all peopol loves movi yust for littel miko,pet sematary is my favor movi yust for littel miko,miko is cute littel child ever wat see my eyes,no yust my,many fan movis,paramount pictures yust bla bla bla.

  • Jure

    I love u miko,you are so cute child ever in world,i love wat i mett u in movi pet by forever in my heart and soul,i wish my chilld like u and forever stay small like u in 1988 on cast <3 <3 <3

  • iLLGateZ

    Acting aside, this movie is still one of the scariest IMO…

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