If you’re anything like me, you grew up watching PET SEMATARY. Well, now we’ll get to see and hear the wisdom of Jud Crandall in high definition with the upcoming release of the film this October.

From the press release:

Home is where the horror is in the terrifying fan-favorite PET SEMATARY, rising up on Blu-ray for the first time on October 2, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Written for the screen by internationally renowned author Stephen King and based on his sensational book, PET SEMATARY tells the story of Louis and Rachel Creed and their two children, an average family who move into an idyllic home in the countryside to begin what promises to be a perfect new life. Unfortunately, their dream home sits next to a pet cemetery with a horrible and dark secret. When a family tragedy causes Louis to become unhinged with grief, he pays a visit to the cemetery and unleashes an unspeakable evil on the world. Arriving just in time for Halloween, the suspenseful and terrifying PET SEMATARY is an ideal addition to every horror collection.

The PET SEMATARY Blu-ray includes commentary by director Mary Lambert, a guided tour of the frightening locations led by author Stephen King along with an exploration of the origins of the novel, an introduction to the cast and characters, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

The PET SEMATARY Blu-ray is also presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 2.0 Stereo Dolby Digital, Spanish Mono Dolby Digital and Portuguese Mono Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.”

Special Features

  • Commentary by director Mary Lambert
  • Stephen King Territory
  • The Characters
  • Filming the Horror

And for an added little bonus, let’s not forget this lovely scene…


That’s right, NBC has decided to make THIS GUY their next HERMAN MUNSTER in NBC’s THE MUNSTERS reboot MOCKINGBIRD LANE. From Bloody Disgusting:

The actor will play the patriarch of the family, who in the 1960s CBS comedy was played by Fred Gwynne. In the reboot, Herman — like in the original series — has a permanent home under Grandpa Munster’s thumb. O’Connell joins the previously cast Eddie Izzard, who will play the powerful and quick-witted vampire in a role that was originated by Al Lewis. Mason Cook will play Herman and Lily’s werewolf son, Eddie. Bryan Singer will executive produce and direct the pilot.

NBC initially eyed the reboot, from “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller, for this development season but pushed the project to summer.

Fuller and NBC first made an attempt to revive the sitcom last year, with the network ultimately passing. His newer version is said to be an edgier and slightly darker take exploring origins of Herman and Lily Munster (originally played by Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo) and how they arrived at the famed 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.

The original series, produced by Universal Studios, aired 70 episodes from 1964-66.

What do I think about this? I think it’s a horrible casting choice. I’ve never been a big Jerry O’Connell fan, however, so I may be just a little biased. I don’t think he has the chops to fill the platform shoes of Fred Gwynne’s Herman. I could always be wrong, but in this case…I doubt it…

Just look at this guy, do you think Jerry O’Connell can ever do half the job he did?