History Literature / PetSematary

31st Jul '16 6:10:40 PM Nylsa
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot - King mentions in ''On Writing'' that it is a parent's job to save your kid's life. His son bolted towards a road where semis blew by on a regular basis, and King caught him. What he couldn't stop thinking about was what would have happened if he hadn't. As he put it, he not only found himself thinking the unthinkable, but writing it down.
** In a foreword for the Signet paperback edition, King mentions his young daughter jumping on plastic wrap bubbles and ranting "Let God have his own cat!" after the death of her pet, Smucky. This rant appears in the book, as does Smucky's grave ("He was obediant.").



* TechnologyMarchesOn: In the book, a terabyte (and even 64 kilobytes!) is spoken of as an obscene and unthinkable amount of memory for a computer to have.
17th Jul '16 4:22:31 PM igordebraga
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* EyeScream: It's implied Gage [[spoiler:stabs Rachel in the eye with a cane, and later on in the movie Louis finds her with one of her eyes missing.]]

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* EyeScream: It's implied Gage [[spoiler:stabs Rachel in the eye with a cane, and later on in the movie Louis finds her with one of her eyes missing. [[https://biggayhorrorfan.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/pet-sematary-rachel-creed-16.jpg The corpse]] has the same look.]]


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* MoodWhiplash: The scary SmashToBlack coda leads to end credits scored by the funny Ramones song.


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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: The cat, [[Usefulnotes/WinstonChurchill Winston Church]].


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* SmashToBlack: The movie ends this way, [[spoiler:just as it appears undead Rachel will stab her husband. His scream is even heard as it all darkens.]]
17th Jul '16 2:11:10 PM igordebraga
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>I don't wanna be buried in a pet sematary\I don't want to live my life again

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>I -->I don't wanna be buried in a pet sematary\I don't want to live my life again
17th Jul '16 2:10:28 PM igordebraga
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* FilkSong: Music/TheRamones [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7f2LZK3zsY provided one]].

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* FilkSong: Music/TheRamones [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7f2LZK3zsY provided one]]. Dee Dee Ramone wrote it in one hour after skimming through the novel in King's basement, and the chorus is a good retelling of the quote atop the page:
>I don't wanna be buried in a pet sematary\I don't want to live my life again
11th Jul '16 1:46:24 AM shamblingdead2
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** One of the party who went to kill Timmy Baterman, too.
9th Jul '16 10:48:55 PM shamblingdead2
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** At one point, Jud mentions [[Literature/{{Cujo}} a St. Bernard that went rabid]].
9th Jul '16 10:12:22 PM shamblingdead2
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* AdaptedOut: Norma Crandall; Jud is single in the movie.

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* AdaptedOut: Norma Crandall; Jud is single in the movie. Missy Dandridge, the Creeds' housekeeper in the book, serves a similar role to Norma in the film. That is, she's [[spoiler: the first character to die]] and sets the film's themes of how each character deals with death.
17th Jun '16 8:00:39 PM gewunomox
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** "[[Main/TheRamones Hey ho, let's go]]."

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** "[[Main/TheRamones "[[Music/TheRamones Hey ho, let's go]]."



* FilkSong: TheRamones [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7f2LZK3zsY provided one]].

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* FilkSong: TheRamones Music/TheRamones [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7f2LZK3zsY provided one]].
29th May '16 12:00:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Or in this case, as in the case of many horror films, little blond boys are evil. This is only true after Gage's resurrection of course; before, he was a perfectly normal non-evil little blond boy.
** Averted with Pascow, who may be undead but is trying to help.
25th Mar '16 5:33:06 AM kraas
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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 burial 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 burial 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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