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Femme Fatalities: Pet Sematary (1989) with short film

Opens on April 3

Director: Mary Lambert Run Time: 102 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1989

Starring: Brad Greenquist, Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Michael Lombard

Country: United States
Language: English

Femme Fatalities

An amazing selection of horror feature and short films made by women, curated by filmmakers Jenn Wexler and Hope Madden.

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Hope Madden will be in attendance to introduce our opening night feature, Pet Sematary (1989), presented with director Karyn Kusama’s short film Her Only Living Son (2017).

About the film:

Audience Award Winner and Grand Prize Nominee at Avoriaz Film Festival

Pet Sematary (1989) follows Dr. Louis Creed, who, after relocating with his wife Rachel and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

“The film is Americana at its most Gothic, a depiction of a normal family made vulnerable by the eternal yearning to cheat death.”

—Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

About the filmmaker:

Mary Lambert is an American writer and director who launched her career directing music videos for a variety of mainstream artists, including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Annie Lennox. Lambert made her directorial debut with Siesta (1987), a film that garnered her a nomination for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. She is best known for directing the first adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Pet Sematary (1989). Lambert’s diverse filmography also includes Pet Sematary Two (1992), Sisters (1991)The In Crowd (2000), and Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005). Throughout her career, Lambert has received seven festival nominations, with Pet Sematary (1989) earning her first festival win at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Center.

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