History Literature / PetSematary

13th Nov '17 2:51:33 PM EhWhatCanYouDo
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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.]]
** Jud Crandall [[spoiler:visited prostitutes when he was younger and married to Norma, although her infidelity to him might have arguably been worse.]]

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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.Norma, unless she only cheated after Timmy Baterman's second death.]]
** Jud Crandall [[spoiler:visited prostitutes when he was younger and married to Norma, although her infidelity to him might have arguably been worse.Norma.]]
24th Oct '17 3:35:51 AM Maxx_Crowley
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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Burying Ground's resurrectees are {{Revenant Zombie}}s. They look and act alive enough, but it's fairly easy to tell that they're functionally dead. At best, they're just not themselves (most animals turn out like this) and are occasionally a fair bit nastier. Humans, however, return as sadistic, homicidal (and most likely cannibalistic) monsters with a fondness for [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lectures]] that contain knowledge that the resurrected could not have possibly had, making it obvious that it's not them but rather some''thing'' using their body as a vessel. They can also be killed by sedating them

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Burying Ground's resurrectees are {{Revenant Zombie}}s. They look and act alive enough, but it's fairly easy to tell that they're functionally dead. At best, they're just not themselves (most animals turn out like this) and are occasionally a fair bit nastier. Humans, however, return as sadistic, homicidal (and most likely cannibalistic) monsters with a fondness for [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lectures]] that contain knowledge that the resurrected could not have possibly had, making it obvious that it's not them but rather some''thing'' using their body as a vessel. They can also be killed by sedating themfairly mundane methods however. Louis re-kills Gage with an overdose of morphine.
23rd Oct '17 7:39:06 AM AntMan
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** The Wendigo is glossed over in the film. This leads to the above accusations of TooDumbToLive, because the film shows what the characters are led to do, but doesn't indicate that their actions are not entirely their own.

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** The Wendigo is glossed over in the film. (Though it's briefly hinted at when Pascow tells Rachel "It's trying to stop you!") This leads to the above accusations of TooDumbToLive, because the film shows what the characters are led to do, but doesn't indicate that their actions are not entirely their own.
26th Aug '17 4:45:01 AM lolface123
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* EvilTaintedThePlace: The burial ground. And it wasn't always an unspeakably evil place, but the explanations provided on how it went bad are vague, ranging from the bones of those victimised by cannibalism from those suffering starvation buried there, to a {{Wendigo}} staking it's claim on the land. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both.]]

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* EvilTaintedThePlace: The burial ground. And it wasn't always an unspeakably evil place, but the explanations provided on how it went bad are vague, ranging from the bones of those victimised by cannibalism from those suffering times of starvation buried there, to a {{Wendigo}} staking it's claim on the land. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both.]]
26th Aug '17 4:42:58 AM lolface123
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* EvilTaintedThePlace: The burial ground. And it wasn't always an unspeakably evil place, but the explanations provided on how it went bad are vague, ranging from the bones of those victimised by cannibalism from those suffering starvation buried there, to a {{Wendigo}} staking it's claim on the land. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both.]]
24th Aug '17 10:56:15 AM lolface123
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* InstantSedation: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Despite killing the resurrected Church and Gage with lethal injections, at least it takes Gage a few seconds to fully succumb to it.]]
* ItIsDehumanizing: Lou begins mentally referring to Church as "it" rather than "he" immediately after its resurrection. While he justifies this to himself as taking the cat's neutering into account, Lou always called Church "he" before he died. It's obvious that on some level Louis can't deny that it's not the same cat, if it even ''[[AnimalisticAbomination is]]'' a cat.

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* InstantSedation: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Despite killing the resurrected Church and Gage with lethal injections, at least it takes Gage a few seconds to fully succumb to it.]]
* ItIsDehumanizing: Lou begins mentally referring to Church as "it" rather than "he" immediately after its resurrection. While he justifies this to himself as taking the cat's neutering into account, Lou always called Church "he" before he died. It's obvious that on some level Louis can't deny that it's not the same cat, if it even ''[[AnimalisticAbomination is]]'' ''is'' a cat.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Burying Ground's resurrectees are {{Revenant Zombie}}s. They look and act alive enough, but it's fairly easy to tell that they're functionally dead. At best, they're just not themselves (most animals turn out like this) and are occasionally a fair bit nastier. Humans, however, return as sadistic, homicidal (and most likely cannibalistic) monsters with a fondness for [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lectures]] that contain knowledge that the resurrected could not have possibly had, making it obvious that it's not them but rather some''thing'' using their body as a vessel. They can also be killed via sedating them

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Burying Ground's resurrectees are {{Revenant Zombie}}s. They look and act alive enough, but it's fairly easy to tell that they're functionally dead. At best, they're just not themselves (most animals turn out like this) and are occasionally a fair bit nastier. Humans, however, return as sadistic, homicidal (and most likely cannibalistic) monsters with a fondness for [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lectures]] that contain knowledge that the resurrected could not have possibly had, making it obvious that it's not them but rather some''thing'' using their body as a vessel. They can also be killed via by sedating them
24th Aug '17 10:08:57 AM lolface123
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* ItIsDehumanizing: Lou begins mentally referring to Church as "it" rather than "he" immediately after its resurrection. While he justifies this to himself as taking the cat's neutering into account, Lou always called Church "he" before he died. It's obvious that on some level Louis can't deny that it's not the same cat, if it even ''is'' a cat.

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* InstantSedation: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Despite killing the resurrected Church and Gage with lethal injections, at least it takes Gage a few seconds to fully succumb to it.]]
* ItIsDehumanizing: Lou begins mentally referring to Church as "it" rather than "he" immediately after its resurrection. While he justifies this to himself as taking the cat's neutering into account, Lou always called Church "he" before he died. It's obvious that on some level Louis can't deny that it's not the same cat, if it even ''is'' ''[[AnimalisticAbomination is]]'' a cat.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Burying Ground's resurrectees are {{Revenant Zombie}}s. They look and act alive enough, but it's fairly easy to tell that they're functionally dead. At best, they're just not themselves (most animals turn out like this) and are occasionally a fair bit nastier. Humans, however, return as sadistic, homicidal (and most likely cannibalistic) monsters with a fondness for [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lectures]] that contain knowledge that the resurrected could not have possibly had, making it obvious that it's not them but rather some''thing'' using their body as a vessel.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Burying Ground's resurrectees are {{Revenant Zombie}}s. They look and act alive enough, but it's fairly easy to tell that they're functionally dead. At best, they're just not themselves (most animals turn out like this) and are occasionally a fair bit nastier. Humans, however, return as sadistic, homicidal (and most likely cannibalistic) monsters with a fondness for [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lectures]] that contain knowledge that the resurrected could not have possibly had, making it obvious that it's not them but rather some''thing'' using their body as a vessel. They can also be killed via sedating them
24th Aug '17 9:45:14 AM lolface123
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* AnimalisticAbomination: Any animals buried in the tainted burial ground come back as an undead monster with AxCrazy tendencies and GlowingEyesOfDoom.
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.]]
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