Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary

2017

Documentary / Horror

9
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 44%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 251

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Cast

Denise Crosby as Herself
Miko Hughes as Himself
Stephen King as Himself
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BatmanFunReviews2018 1 / 10

What?

This riveting documentary follows the entire inception of PET SEMATARY, revealing 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 Pictures during the WGA strike. The documentary features interviews with the Director, Mary Lambert and the entire cast, key crew, town locals as well as never-before-seen footage from the sets in Maine. I have no actual idea which person would ever refer to the horrible 1989 Pet Sematary as a classic? But it actually occured.

Reviewed by Beejerman 4 / 10

Nothing Noteworthy

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.

Reviewed by julian kennedy 5 / 10

Even the titular Pet Sematary itself couldn't bring this dead horse to life.

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary: 5 out of 10: A behind the scenes look at the making of the film Pet Sematary with interviews thirty years later from the cast and crew and the locals where the film was made.

The Good: If your name or the name of a family member appear on the credits this will be a treat. If you live nearby the filming locations and drive past them on a daily basis or if your curious what the actors look like now and don't have access to Google this film is for you.

The Bad: Pet Semetry is one of my favorite books. Not just Stephen King books mind you but books overall. The movie is ... okay. For fans of the movie (and to a lesser extent the book), this film provides dozens of anecdotes and trivia about the filming. The kind of thing you hear at a panel discussion at a second-string Comic Convention. You know "So Gage was thirsty and the second unit director had to stop filming because he was too parched and everyone was scrambling for a water bottle and then Mary Sue remembered she had a water bottle in the cup holder of her Astovan and it turns out it that was the first year that they had put cup holders in those vans and she ran and got the water bottle and gave it to the AD which is what we call the Assistant Director who got it to Gage and the scene was saved."

The filming of Pet Sematary, from what I gather from the dozens of anecdotes of this film, was a fairly uneventful shoot. Everyone basically got along and some locals were hired as extras or to help build props and sets. There is no overall theme, people didn't realize they were making a film that would shake the foundations of our civilization and most tragically nothing terribly interesting (good or bad) happened.

Now a talented documentary filmmaker can squeeze excitement out of ordinary stories about ordinary lives but even Errol Morris would have trouble punching up this material.

The Ugly: Guess who doesn't have rights to show clips from the movie Pet Sematary? I hope you just saw the film or are some superfan who has every scene memorized cause that will come in handy when trying to make sense of many of the stories.

There is also (despite being in the credits) a lack of the man himself in the documentary. Stephen King is someone I imagine who could have punched this up with a story or two.

In Conclusion: If this was an extra on the Blu-ray release of Pet Sematary I would consider it an above average (if overlong) extra. As a stand-alone documentary, even the titular Pet Sematary itself couldn't bring this dead horse to life.

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