YMMV / Pet Sematary

The book/movie provide examples of:

  • Squick: Once again, all over the place
  • The Woobie: Ellie Creed. At the end of the story she's sedated in the hospital, perhaps driven half-mad from unheeded psychic warnings, her brother is dead, as is her mother, and her cat, and in the movie her father (though it's a given that he'll also die soon in the book). And all this at the age of six...
    • Jerkass Woobie: Louis, who just won't learn his lesson about letting dead stay dead, but you can't help but pity him anyway.
      • Zelda, somewhat, too. She wasn't exactly nice, but she was a little girl in HORRIBLE PAIN and nobody could do anything about it.
      • Rachel.
      • Irwin Goldman, he hates Louis, but his latest anger towards Louis is partially justified due to his grandson's death at a very young age and some of Irwin's rage towards Louis was probably out of grief too then just spite.
  • Uncanny Valley: People and animals brought back by the burying ground usually have this effect on the living. Even for those that aren't in the know, there's something just not right about them. Louis describes a time when Church jumped into a visitor's lap, and they almost immediately pushed the cat away, somehow sensing that there is something inherently wrong about the cat. Jud's story about Timmy Baterman being brought back shows that it's even stronger with other humans.