Exclusive: Terror Films Acquires “PET SEMATARY” Doc for 2016 Release

Sep 23rd 2015

A critical and commercial smash hit upon its initial release in 1989, there’s no denying the impact that Mary Lambert’s PET SEMATARY holds for fright fans, many of whom still are haunted by the film’s most disturbing moments. But now, nearly 30 years later, PET SEMATARY is getting the increasingly-common retrospective documentary treatment with John Campopiano & Justin White’s new film UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY, which FANGORIA has exclusively learned has been acquired for worldwide distribution by Terror Films!

For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for the documentary…

UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY is a documentary film chronicling the origins of Stephen King’s bestselling horror novel, PET SEMATARY, as well as the subsequent film based on his novel. Through extensive interviews this documentary showcases the stories of many cast and crew and highlights how the local communities in Maine played an invaluable role in making the film. In addition to first-time interviews by cast and crew members and never-before-seen video footage from the sets in Maine, this documentary will also take you on an extensive tour of the filming locations from the film – emphasizing the true local flavor and influence of Maine on this timeless horror film.


While platforms and dates have yet to be secured for the film’s release, Terror Films is planning an early 2016 release for the long-in-development documentary, which began production in 2011. Stay tuned for more from UNEARTHED & UNTOLD and Terror Films here at FANGORIA.com!