Sometimes dead is better.

When most of us saw Pet Sematary as youngsters, it deeply disturbed us on a visceral level. Stephen King, in his novel and then in the 1989 film adaptation by Mary Lambert, managed to combine two things that shouldn’t be scary but really, really are (children and pets) into one terrifying story, and it has resonated with fans since the novel’s initial release in 1983.

Two filmmakers named John Campopiano and Justin White have spent four years (!!) working on a documentary called Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, and it’s finally seeing the light in 2016.

A synopsis of the documentary describes it as a:

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.

Info about the film has been swirling around the internet for over two years, and finally, according to Fangoria, the distribution rights to the documentary have now been acquired by Terror Films, who are planning to release it sometime early next year. The documentary began production back in 2011.

Surely all the King fans among us will be very excited to see a fresh take on the classic horror film and learn a lot about the behind-the-scenes scoop.

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My cousin forced me to watch Child’s Play when I was around five years old, and I’ve loved horror movies ever since. I’ll watch anything (the gorier the better) but faint at the sight of blood in real life. Let’s be internet friends -- follow me on Twitter @mrstschinkel.