Monday, March 25, 2019

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

My anticipation and excitement for the new adaption of Pet Sematary grows every day, so I have been watching clips of interviews with the actors, directors, and, you know, anything that can keep me juiced up. As I was browsing through Amazon Prime Video, I noticed that they had the documentary Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary (2017) presented by Terror Films. I immediately started watching it, and as a Pet Sematary and Stephen King fan, I was not disappointed.

The documentary goes in depth about the production, locations (shot in King's home state of Maine), the make-up, prosthetics, and even the music. It is a wonderful look behind-the-scenes to director Mary Lambert's Pet Sematary (1989). There are interviews with the cast and crew including Dale Midkiff (Louis Creed), Denise Crosby (Rachel Creed), Brad Greenquist (Victor Pascow), Miko Hughes (Gage Creed), Blaze Berdahl (Rachel Creed), and more. Sadly, Fred Gwynne passed away in 1993, but we get to see lots of photos of him as Judd Crandall. Dale Midkiff's mentions that Fred Gwynne was constantly telling Stephen King that he wanted to "pick his brain" and it seemed to freak out King a little. I thought that was really funny.

What I also liked about this documentary is that we get to see how much heart and dedication went into this movie. People can say what they want about the 1989 film, but it is undeniably a classic. And if you love the film and the book like I do, then you will really enjoy this documentary.

Check out Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary on VOD or buy the physical copy!

Rating: 🎃🎃🎃🎃/5

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