History Literature / PetSematary

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.]]
5th Sep '16 2:22:53 PM kraas
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** In the novel, [[spoiler: Pascow's death scene is followed by Rachel calling Louis and asking him to come home, whereupon she greets him at the door in sexy lingerie, which leads to an erotic encounter in the bathtub (with all the graphic detail King is known for), and this is followed by Louis' dream of Pascow's shade leading him up to the Pet Sematary and warning him not to cross the deadfall.]]
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.
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