History Literature / PetSematary

10th Aug '17 6:53:07 PM PaulA
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* UndeathAlwaysEnds
9th Aug '17 11:03:14 PM Scoutstr295
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* DownerEnding: One of the few totally straight and unambiguous ones King has ever written. [[spoiler: Jud and Rachel are murdered by the resurrected Gage, while Louis has been driven completely insane. He places Rachel's body in the burying ground, and while his ultimate fate at the hands of his newly-resurrected wife is not shown, we can be reasonably certain it won't be pleasant. Ellie is the only member of the Creed family to survive; WordOfGod says she was raised in a loving home and turned out okay, but she still has nightmares about the Pet Sematary.]]

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* DownerEnding: One of the few totally straight and unambiguous ones King has ever written. [[spoiler: Jud and Rachel are murdered by the resurrected Gage, while Louis has been driven completely insane.insane after being forced to kill his son a second time. He places Rachel's body in the burying ground, and while his ultimate fate at the hands of his newly-resurrected wife is not shown, we can be reasonably certain it won't be pleasant. Ellie is the only member of the Creed family to survive; WordOfGod says she was raised in a loving home and turned out okay, but she still has nightmares about the Pet Sematary.]]
9th Aug '17 11:01:24 PM Scoutstr295
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9th Aug '17 11:00:49 PM Scoutstr295
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18th Jun '17 9:26:18 AM TheFuzzinator
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* DownerEnding: One of the few totally straight and unambiguous ones King has ever written. [[spoiler: Jud and Rachel are murdered by the resurrected Gage, while Louis has been driven completely insane. He places Rachel's body in the burying ground, and while his ultimate fate at the hands of his newly-resurrected wife is not shown, we can be reasonably certain it won't be pleasant. Ellie is the only member of the Creed family to survive but the ordeal may have left her mentally scarred for life.]]

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* DownerEnding: One of the few totally straight and unambiguous ones King has ever written. [[spoiler: Jud and Rachel are murdered by the resurrected Gage, while Louis has been driven completely insane. He places Rachel's body in the burying ground, and while his ultimate fate at the hands of his newly-resurrected wife is not shown, we can be reasonably certain it won't be pleasant. Ellie is the only member of the Creed family to survive survive; WordOfGod says she was raised in a loving home and turned out okay, but she still has nightmares about the ordeal may have left her mentally scarred for life.Pet Sematary.]]
2nd Apr '17 5:39:16 PM DustSnitch
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* BiblicalMotifs: Biblical excerpts about Lazarus of Bethany and the story of his resurrection by {{Jesus}} are quoted/paraphrased at the start of each section of the novel. For obvious reasons.

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* BiblicalMotifs: Biblical excerpts about Lazarus of Bethany and the story of his resurrection by {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} are quoted/paraphrased at the start of each section of the novel. For obvious reasons.
20th Dec '16 12:27:45 PM TheFuzzinator
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** Norma Crandall, if [[spoiler:the demon speaking through Gage at the end is to be believed, slept with all her husband's friends. It's debatable whether this is true or not. One one hand, the demon said the truth about people's secrets before. On the other hand, what he said about Norma was pretty outlandish, and he said it to make Jud angry and lose control. It's possible that there was truth in it, but the demon exaggerated. Jud is guilty of infidelity himself, so it's definitely something he would be sensitive to and lash out.]]

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** Norma Crandall, if [[spoiler:the demon speaking through Gage at the end is to be believed, slept with all her husband's friends. It's debatable whether this is true or not. One one hand, the demon said the truth about people's secrets before. On the other hand, what he said about Norma was pretty outlandish, and he said it to make Jud angry and lose control. It's possible that there was truth in it, but the demon exaggerated. Jud is guilty of infidelity himself, so it's definitely something he would be sensitive to and lash out. Notably, Timmy Baterman said nothing of it; given that he gleefully told Alan Purinton of his own wife's infidelity, it would suggest demon!Gage is lying about Norma.]]
4th Dec '16 11:31:49 PM Xtifr
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'''''Pet Sematary''''' is a 1983 horror novel by Creator/StephenKing. It was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1984. It was later made into a film popular enough to warrant [[Film/PetSemataryTwo a sequel in 1992]].

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'''''Pet Sematary''''' ''Pet Sematary'' is a 1983 horror novel by Creator/StephenKing. It was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1984. It was later made into a film popular enough to warrant [[Film/PetSemataryTwo a sequel in 1992]].
23rd Oct '16 6:15:20 PM kraas
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* ShoutOut:
** Louis is a fan of Music/TheRamones.
** Also, Steve Masterton says to Louis "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy," a reference to ''Film/TheShining''.
** Rachel sees a mileage sign for [[Literature/SalemsLot Jerusalem's Lot]] on her drive back to Ludlow, and [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace it doesn't seem like a pleasant name for a town.]]
** At one point, Jud mentions [[Literature/{{Cujo}} a St. Bernard that went rabid]].
9th Sep '16 11:13:30 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* {{Jerkass}}: Rachel's father, [[ObnoxiousInLaws Irwin Goldman]]. Though, to be fair to him, he is [[JerkassWoobie genuinely upset]] about [[spoiler: his toddler grandson's death when it happens.]] He also calls Louis later to [[PetTheDog apologize for his behavior]], so [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he's not all bad]].

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* {{Jerkass}}: Rachel's father, [[ObnoxiousInLaws Irwin Goldman]]. Though, to be fair to him, he is [[JerkassWoobie genuinely upset]] about [[spoiler: his toddler grandson's death when it happens.]] He also calls Louis later to [[PetTheDog apologize for his behavior]], behavior and is a very loving grandfather towards Ellie]], so [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he's not all bad]].



* OverprotectiveDad: Irwin Goldman, due to his dislike of Louis with his daughter Rachel.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: No mention is made in either the book or the film of what happens to Ellie in Chicago [[spoiler:when the rest of her immediate family ends up insane or dead. Irwin and Dory, however, are still alive and it's established that they are very loving grandparents so it can be safely assumed they are going to take care of her as best they can.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: No mention is made in either the book or the film of what happens to Ellie in Chicago [[spoiler:when the rest of her immediate family ends up insane or dead. Irwin and Dory, however, are still alive and it's established that they are very loving grandparents (yes, [[PetTheDog even]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Irwin]]) so it can be safely assumed they are going to take care of her as best they can.]]
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