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Scream Factory’s Pet Sematary Two Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Hits in February 2020

One of my favorite unloved sequels out there is Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary Two starring Edward Furlong and Clancy Brown. And today we have word via Scream Factory over on Facebook that they will be unleashing the cult classic on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray in February 2020. This Collector’s Edition will come guaranteed with a slipcover […]

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Pet Sematary Two Collector's Edition Blu-ray Is Coming from Scream Factory

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Pet Sematary Two Collector's Edition Blu-ray Is Coming from Scream Factory
Another cult classic from the vault of 90s horror movies is getting a new home video release, as Pet Sematary II will soon have an all-new Collector's Edition Blu-ray courtesy of Shout! Factory's horror label Scream Factory. On the brand's social media accounts, the official artwork for the Blu-ray has been revealed, depicting the resurrected version of the sequel's killer dog Zowie. The Pet Sematary II Blu-ray has also been given a release date for Feb. 25 of next year, with pre-orders already live on the official website. Better yet, the first 500 orders of the movie will come with an exclusive limited-edition 18" by 24" print of the Blu-ray's illustration, making it even more of an awesome collector's item for horror fans.

This new Collector's Edition Blu-ray for Pet Sematary Two will also come loaded with many bonus features. Of course, this includes the brand new artwork from artist Laz Marquez, though
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Pet Sematary Two Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Cover Art and February 25th Release Date Revealed by Scream Factory

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Initially announced during their annual Comic-Con panel, Scream Factory has now revealed a February 25th release date and new cover art by Laz Marquez for their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Pet Sematary Two.

Special features for the Pet Sematary Two Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be revealed at a later date, but in their announcement on Facebook (see below), Scream Factory mentioned that director Mary Lambert will be involved with the Blu-ray's bonus content.

From Scream Factory: "Sometimes dead is better. But the shocking terror that plagued Ludlow, Maine, in Pet Sematary is still very much alive in this sequel to the 1989 hit film!

After the death of his wife, veterinarian Chase Matthews and his 13-year-old son, Jeff, move to Ludlow to rebuild their lives. Antagonized by the neighborhood kids, Jeff befriends another outsider, Drew Gilbert, who lives in fear of his cruel stepfather, Gus. After Gus cold-bloodily shoots Drew's beloved dog,
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Female Fright-Makers: The Best Women Working in Horror

The nights are drawing in, the clocks have gone back and Halloween is just around the corner. This means that this is the absolute best time of year to settle in on the sofa for a horror movie or twenty. Most people tend to have one of two of the classics that they cycle between each year, but this year why not branch out into something different?

In recent years, there’s been a lot of press about the lack of female filmmakers working in the horror genre, but with this article we’ll highlight that this isn’t the case at all. People just haven’t bothered looking. Women have been making equally brilliant genre films for decades, but have sadly always been overshadowed by their male counterparts. Get you eyeballs around this list, ditch your usual Halloween pick, and support one of these genre Goddesses.

The Soska Sisters
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Class of 1989: Looking at Zelda as the Frightening Personification of Death in Pet Sematary

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[We're celebrating some of the most memorable horror and sci-fi movies of 1989 this month in Daily Dead's Class of 89 retrospective series! Check back on Daily Dead throughout the rest of August for more special features celebrating the 30th anniversaries of a wide range of horror and sci-fi films!]

Pet Sematary is a movie with numerous monsters. We have Church, the undead cat; Pascow, who, though he serves as something of a supernatural guide, is also a very unsettling apparition; Gage, after he has been resurrected; and the dark power of the burial ground itself. Each of these elements impacts the story in a different way, but they are all present and serve a purpose in the narrative. And that purpose is Death itself. Each of these emissaries is yet another warning that Death has its sights set on the Creed family and that their tragic fate was sealed the moment they entered their new home.

As frightening as this gang of undead phantoms is, though, perhaps the most memorable and frightening spectre in Mary Lambert’s film is Rachel’s long-dead sister, Zelda (Andrew Hubatsek). In one of the most terrifying scenes in the entire movie, Rachel (Denise Crosby
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Comic-Con 2019: Scream Factory Announces New Blu-ray Releases, Including Collector’s Editions for My Bloody Valentine (1981), Big Trouble In Little China, and Silver Bullet

Every year, Scream Factory gives horror fans a bunch of new home media releases to look forward to at their annual Comic-Con panel, and this year is certainly no exception, as they've announced an exciting slate of horror Blu-rays on the horizon, including Collector's Editions for Silver Bullet, Big Trouble in Little China, Pet Sematary II, and My Bloody Valentine (1981), as well as The Fly Collection and new Neca figure collaborations for Night of the Demons (1988) and The Slumber Party Massacre.

Complete special features will be revealed at later dates, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have a look at Scream Factory's full announcement and images of their exclusive Neca figures for Night of the Demons and The Slumber Party Massacre. For more Comic-Con news, visit our online hub to catch up on all of our convention coverage!
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Both Versions Of Pet Sematary To Be Released In Anniversary Edition Combo Pack

Earlier this year, the original Pet Sematary film received a gorgeous 30th anniversary edition Blu-ray release to coincide with the new remake’s theatrical debut. Featuring a newly remastered print of the movie, tons of exclusive extras, and incredible hand-drawn artwork on its cover, the release is a must have for any horror fan.

But now, Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s 2019 adaptation is headed to home video, and if you somehow missed out on picking up a copy of Mary Lambert’s 1989 film, Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing both movies in a brand new combo-pack.

The Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases of the new film include over 90 minutes of supplementary extras, including deleted scenes, an alternate ending, and four “chapters” on the making of Stephen King’s most recent theatrical adaptation. The author himself praised the film as well, calling it “f-cking great,” so it’ll be
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Pet Sematary (1989)

Spoilers for all three Pet Sematary films abound throughout this review. Read on, if you dare.

Tfh Guru Mary Lambert‘s excellent, intense and darkly funny film adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary debuted on April 21st, 1989. 30 years later, it has terrified untold oodles of pet owners, who’ve no doubt pondered the lengths to which they’d go if their beloved critters were to be, say, leveled by a truck. Beyond birthing millions of nightmares, Pet Sematary has also spawned a solid sequel and a middling remake.

When he gets a cushy new gig as a doctor at the University of Maine, Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) relocates his wife Rachel, their small children Ellie (Blaze Berdahl) and Gage (Miko Hughes), and Ellie’s beloved cat Church from Chicago to the small town of Ludlow, Maine near the college. The Creed parents look forward to raising their children peacefully,
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Pet Sematary Remake Sequel Talks Are Happening Says Writer

Pet Sematary Remake Sequel Talks Are Happening Says Writer
There are currently no plans to make a sequel to this year's Pet Sematary remake, but writer Jeff Buhler isn't ruling out the possibility. He says there have been preliminary discussions on the potential of a sequel, but admits that the general feeling is that the story of the Creed family has been told. What this means is that if a sequel (or prequel) ever gets made, it would have to focus on an original storyline which doesn't involve the Creeds. However, Buhler is quick to remind fans not to get too excited, as there are no plans to move forward with a sequel anytime soon.

"So a lot of the ideas that we've been batting around currently, recently, have all been about, more about digging into the mythology of the town, these rituals that children present, the mythology of the Micmac, the Wendigo, the cemetery, the origins, Jud's life.
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry to Host Nightmare University on the Fangoria Podcast Network

In addition to co-hosting Blumhouse's Shock Waves podcast, co-writing and co-directing the holiday horror movie All the Creatures Were Stirring, and teaching the Horror Film Production Workshop at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts this summer, Dr. Rebekah McKendry is also bringing her insightful knowledge of the horror genre to Nightmare University, a new addition to the Fangoria Podcast Network.

Initially announced on Bloody Disgusting, the 10-episode first season of Nightmare University will kick off on Thursday, with a new episode being released every other week, giving horror fans in-depth analysis of different sub-genres and elements of horror. First up will be "Aquatic Horrors," with special guests Stephen Scarlata and Josh Miller joining McKendry for a lively discussion on films featuring submerged scares. To learn more about Nightmare University, visit its official Apple Podcasts page and read the official synopsis below:

"Fangoria and one of America’s
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Return of the (Un)Living Dead: "Pet Sematary"

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“Unbeing dead isn't being alive.”—E. E. Cummings Pet Sematary, Stephen King’s most caliginous work, is unrelenting and unrepentant. The 1983 novel concerns the reanimation of carrion, if not the soul, and the discrepancy between corporeality and true life. It’s a sepulchral work, more ontological than most of King’s fiction, and a depiction of life and death at its simplest, its most existential.Louis Creed is a doctor who has just moved his family from Chicago to central Maine so he can spend more time with his family. His is a logical, scientific mind, while his wife, whose sister died of spinal meningitis when they were children, has a deep-seated fear of death and clings to vestigial notions of a happy afterlife. Louis befriends their elderly neighbor, Jud Crandall, who regales him with stories of halcyon days and becomes something of a surrogate father for Louis. When the Creeds’ cat,
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Review: Pet Sematary (2019)

Author Stephen King is arguably one of the most well known and beloved writers. Often called the ‘King of Horror’, his work is familiar to countless audiences (be they avid readers or not) and he is the living author with the most film adaptations to his name. So it is no new event to see a King story being adapted for the screen again but after Andrés Muschietti’s record-setting success with 2017’s It: Chapter One (the eagerly awaited Chapter Two lands later this year), there is no doubt as feverish as ever a taste for some of the author’s stories to make the jump to the big screen. However, this is not the first time his 1983 novel Pet Sematary has being adapted for film, see Mary Lambert’s 1989 feature, but the story this time around is a little different from the source and the aforementioned movie.

Sticking very
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‘Pet Sematary’ Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer Share Deleted Scenes and Explain Why They Shot Two Very Different Endings [Exclusive]

‘Pet Sematary’ Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer Share Deleted Scenes and Explain Why They Shot Two Very Different Endings [Exclusive]
The ending of the new Pet Sematary is unapologetically dark – just like the novel of Stephen King’s novel, and the 1989 film adaptation from Mary Lambert. But the ending you now see in theaters wasn’t the original ending that was shot. In a new, exclusive and spoiler-filled interview, Pet Sematary directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer broke down […]

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‘Pet Sematary’ Review – Second Opinion

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Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jete Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Obssa Ahmed | Written by Jeff Buhler, Matt Greenberg | Directed by Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two children, Gage and Ellie, move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.

Pet Sematary, directed by duo Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, is a reimagining of the chilling Stephen King novel and cult classic 1989 film of the same name directed by Mary Lambert. The 2019 remake is absolutely chilling and delightfully eerie. It makes you wait for the seismic terrors, but the payoff is horrifically unsettling with a truly
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10 Movie Animals Scarier Than Church From Pet Sematary

No matter if you prefer Mary Lambert's original 1989 take on the story, or the recent remake by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, one element of Pet Sematary that always works is "Church" the cat: a smelly, reanimated feline and one of the spookiest parts of both the novel and films.

Related: Pet Sematary Review: Sometimes Stephen King Movies Are Just Decent

But Church isn't nearly the most dangerous, frightening, or disturbing animal in cinema. Below are ten other flicks featuring killer creatures that would have Stephen King's zombie cat messing in his litter box.
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Movie Review – Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary, 2019.

Directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer.

Starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Obssa Ahmed, Alyssa Brooke Levine, Sonia Maria Chirila, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie, and John Lithgow.

Synopsis:

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Across Stephen King’s extensive repertoire, it can be argued that Pet Sematary is his darkest material; covering the intensity of grief after the loss of a child. Famously adapted in 1989 by Mary Lambert, the new incarnation offers some new twists on the plot, but ultimately misses the opportunity to embrace the darkness.

Dr. Louis Creed (Clarke) and his family have moved to the country with their two young children Gage and Ellie (Laurence). Initially their life is idyllic but they soon discover
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Rock Out with Starcrawler’s Cover of “Pet Sematary”

Stephen King has always been a huge fan of the pioneering punk rock outfit the Ramones, so much so that he invited them out to his Maine estate in Bangor when the band toured New England in the 1980s. The meeting inspired Dee Dee Ramone to pen the song “Pet Sematary” for Mary Lambert’s adaptation […] The post Rock Out with Starcrawler’s Cover of “Pet Sematary” appeared first on Dread Central.
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Pet Sematary's animal handlers answer our questions about casting, training—and, yes, bathing—cats

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There’s a lot to unpack in Paramount’s new Pet Sematary remake, the second adaptation of Stephen King’s novel: The changes made from Mary Lambert’s 1989 version of the film. The themes of grief, loss, and how we as parents talk about those subjects with our kids (or don’t). But most of our questions are about the…
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Did 'Pet Sematary' Change Things for the Better?

Did 'Pet Sematary' Change Things for the Better?
[This story contains spoilers for Pet Sematary.]

The following is a spoiler-filled conversation about the new movie adaptation of Pet SemataryStephen King's disturbing 1983 novel about God, dead cats, and Indian burial grounds — between The Hollywood Reporter contributors Simon Abrams and Steven Boone. Pet Sematary was first adapted into a movie in 1989 by King himself and director Mary Lambert. All three versions of this story follow troubled medical doctor Louis Creed (Jason Clarke, in the new version) as he and his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) struggle to prevent their children, Ellie (Jete Laurence) and Gage ...
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Pet Sematary Producer Says They Had Three Endings: “Dark, Darker, and Darkest”; Which One Made the Film?

Pet Sematary has never been for the faint of heart. Stephen King was so disturbed by his own creation, he put the novel in a drawer for years, uncertain if he could bring himself to release it. The 1989 film adaptation directed by Mary Lambert didn’t shy away from the novel’s most horrifying elements, resulting […] The post Pet Sematary Producer Says They Had Three Endings: “Dark, Darker, and Darkest”; Which One Made the Film? appeared first on Dread Central.
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