From the FANGORIA Vault: “PET SEMATARY”Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Searching through the FANGORIA archives is a lot like graverobbing: always full of gruesome surprises. Occasionally, we’ll uncover something a little bit special. Something that offers truly eye-popping looks from the world of SFX past. Today is no exception, as we present some rare shots from behind the scenes of PET SEMATARY!
One of the more memorable and effective King horror adaptations to date, PET SEMATARY hosts a wonderful division between the creeping dread of the inevitable and unexpected violence, courtesy of director Mary Lambert. Lambert’s aesthetics for the macabre match King’s almost symmetrically, showing a resonance on the family unit as well as the despair of reality, interweaving it with the allure of a supernatural solution. Alongside strong performances and the author’s particularly strong script, PET SEMATARY also gives some of the best practical effects in a King adaptation, much of which is evident in the pictures below. So take a look at the blood, sweat and tears within the sordid nature of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY!