Dead Ringers Episode 27: PET SEMATARY (1989) + WAKE WOOD

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele — as well as special guests Stephanie Crawford from The ScreamCast & Dread Central and Michele Eggen from Wicked Horror & Ghastly Grinning — to discuss Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary (1989) and David Keating’s Wake Wood (2011). The crew catch up on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before a monkey’s paw grants them the power to bring their loved ones back from the dead, as well as bringing about their own demise.

Other movies discussed on this episode: Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) (Shudder), Ganja & Hess (1973) (Blu-ray), I, Madman (1989) (Blu-ray), Maximum Overdrive (1986) (VOD), Starman (1984) (VOD), Happy Death Day 2U (2019), Unearthed & Untold: The Path To Pet Sematary (2017) (Amazon Prime).

As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Pet Sematary and Wake Wood are available to stream on Amazon Prime, and Pet Sematary is also available on Hulu. Both are available to rent via video-on-demand as well.


Download the episode here. (120 MB)

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Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode:

Exhuming TALES FROM THE CRYPT: The First Three Came Home by Stephanie Crawford (Dread Central)

Exhuming TALES FROM THE CRYPT: Sowing Death… Forever by Stephanie Crawford (Dread Central)

[COMING TO SHUDDER] HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR (2019) by Stephanie Crawford (Daily Grindhouse)

The Horror Noire Syllabus by Ashlee Blackwell, Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, and Tananarive Due (Graveyard Shift Sisters)

Catalog From The Beyond: GANJA & HESS (1973) by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead)

Celebrating 10 Years of MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)

BLACK SNAKE MOAN and the Chains of Love by Michele Eggen (F This Movie!)

Dead Is Better: Mary Lambert’s PET SEMATARY (1989) by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers)

Kingology 21 – Pet Sematary (The Good The Bad And The Odd) (podcast)

Pet Sematary (Horror Homeroom) (collection of articles)

Episode 8: Sometimes Dead is Better (Spinsters of Horror) (podcast)

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