New Blu-ray Releases Pet Sematary

Greetings, physical media aficionados. I’m back again with a round-up of some Blu-rays you should dare to venture out of your house to pick up. Or I guess you could just get them shipped to your house and never see the daylight again. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week!

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pet sematary clip exclusive

The new Pet Sematary crawls from the gave and onto Blu-ray today, and we’ve got an exclusive clip to mark the occasion. Part of a featurette entitled Night Terrors, the clip features footage never before seen, focused on Amy Seimetz‘s character Rachel. Plus: learn how you can win the movie on 4K Blu-ray. Watch the exclusive Pet Sematary clip below.

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How Cats Are Trained for Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how cats are trained for movies and TV shows by professional animal wranglers. Plus, watch as Jake Gyllenhaal answers questions from fans while playing with some adorable puppies, and listen to some beard trimming and self-care tips from Queer Eye co-host Jonathan Van Ness and comedian David Letterman. Read More »

pet sematary alternate ending watch

Here’s a little extra creepiness for your weekend. Part of the Pet Sematary alternate ending is now available to watch online, and it’s disturbing to say the least. While I enjoyed the ending that made it to theaters, I can’t help but wish the film had stuck with this dark conclusion instead. To be fair, the theatrical cut’s ending is plenty dark – but in an almost playful way. This version is far more unsettling. Watch the Pet Sematary alternate ending below. And beware of spoilers.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Behold new Toy Story 4 posters, as well as a car commercial.
  • Screenwriter Jeff Buhler has some ideas for a Pet Sematary sequel.
  • Jumanji 3 has wrapped.
  • The Terminator: Dark Fate trailer is coming.
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters gets some monster-sized banners.
  • Angry Birds 2 is at Cannes, for whatever reason.

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Pet Sematary as a Parent

This post features spoilers for Pet Sematary.

You know you shouldn’t, you think that you wouldn’t, but what if you could?

When I read Pet Sematary last summer, it was a last minute grab off of the shelf during an otherwise average trip to the bookstore. Unbeknownst to me, I had just grabbed a book so disturbing that it would sink its claws deep into my psyche. Even after reading the foreword, and finding out that King himself originally deemed it too disturbing to publish, I thought myself invincible from any scares it could throw at me. Through a lifetime of horror fandom, I figured I had seen it all.

Pet Sematary offers plenty to be scared of in the typical way that one would expect from a horror story. From warnings delivered from the mouth of a dead man to night terrors, premonitions, and ancient Native American burial grounds, but it wasn’t until the following January, when I became a parent, that the story of Pet Sematary’s biggest scare sneaked up on me, and grabbed hold with no signs of ever letting go. It manifested a fear in me that no other horror story had ever created. It made me afraid of myself. What would I be willing to do for my child?

Pet Sematary is a twisted blueprint for what a parent is capable of when faced with a level of despair, so unfathomably gut-wrenching, that it has the power to strip away all sanity and logic. There is a dark temptation to Pet Sematary that took several months and two life-changing events for me to fully appreciate.

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pet sematary deleted scenes

David and Devindra are joined by Ariel Fisher to watch Pet Sematary. Does this most recent resurrection of Stephen King’s novel live up to the horror of the original film?

Read Ariel’s article on why the throne room fight in The Last Jedi is actually about online dating, and Nate Jones’s Vulture article on Jason Clarke: Hollywood’s go-to cuckold.

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Amy Seimetz interview

The new version of Pet Sematary is a little more intimate than the average horror movie. Staying true to the spirit of Stephen King‘s book, there’s about as much drama as horror in Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer new version of the classic story. Especially in the first hour, the filmmakers take their time to make the Creed family a believable unit with both joy and pain in their lives.

Kolsch and Widmyer enlisted exceptional actors to bring these characters to life again, including actor, writer, and filmmaker, Amy Seimetz. Seimetz, who directed Sun Don’t Shine and co-created Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience, first read the book when she was eight years old, so you could say she’s been preparing for this role a long time. Recently, she told us about performing her favorite passage from the book, working with Ridley Scott, and her moving experience at a Childish Gambino concert.

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pet sematary deleted scenes

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 some of the details of the Pet Sematary alternate ending. In addition to that, the filmmakers told me about several Pet Sematary deleted scenes that will be resurrected from the cutting room floor to live again on the Blu-ray release.

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pet sematary spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Pet Sematary.)

How do you bring Pet Sematary back to life after so many people have grown familiar with its story? Be it through Stephen King‘s classic novel, or Mary Lambert’s 1989 film, audiences tend to know this tale of death and the undead inside and out. In an effort to bring Pet Sematary to a whole new generation, filmmakers Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer have taken great liberties with the source material, crafting a movie that remains true to King’s essential spirit, while also working towards something new. The end result is a highly rewarding creepshow, boasting superior performances, unshakable scares, and a dread-inducing acknowledgment that sometimes, dead is better.

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