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Time to visit the Pet Sematary.

Discussion in 'Pet Sematary' started by A Guy From Hood Street, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. So here I am kicking back on good old Hood Street, Clackamas Oregon tonight (10/15/2017) about a half hour before the Witches hour of midnight & I finally figured out how to start a "new thread" here. Hah!! Took me a bit to find it but here I am. On my previous post I wrote about reading Stephen's book "Firestarter" for the 1st time & let me state that it was a damn good read. A great read actually. Makes me wish he would write a sequel to it. It begs for a sequel but he is a busy bee that Mr. King. Kinda like the sequel to the Shining where Danny was all grown up but here it would be Charlie from Firestarter all grown up. Just a thought. But I digress. So for my 2nd post why not write about another new "Virgin" outing for me. I'm taking a trip into the Pet Sematary for my first visit & I'm excited.
    I'm only 34 years late on the read since it came out in 1983 but I guess this years the year to visit it. There's only a handful of Stephen's books I haven't read so it'll be nice to check out one of his earlier works. The one image that comes to my mind when I think of Pet Sematary is from the film. I saw that one in the theater when I was 14 with my brother & our best friend from across the street. To my knowledge I haven't seen it since that viewing but one image has haunted me ever since. I bet you guys & gals know what I'm talking about. The part of the film where it's that creepy girl down in the basement. Where I'm at in the book (maybe page 90 or so) Louis Creed has just briefly talked about his wife's sister who had spinal meningitis. That must be the scene in the movie. All I know is that scene scared the sh1t out of me in a huge way. She looked C R E E P Y!!!! It's one of those cinematic moments I haven't forgotten about. Literally when I reserved the "Pet Sematary" book at my library that image of that girl came to my mind. I bet if I saw that movie tomorrow I'd still get goose bumps watching that part. But enough about that film. Well that's it. Time to sign off & fall under Saint Stephen's Magick spell. Crossing my fingies that girl doesn't pop up in my dreamlands tonight.

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  2. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    Pet Sematary is one of Mr. King's best in my opinion and I know what you mean about that scene in the movie. Watched it again not too long ago and it was a pretty decent adaptation.
    Enjoy your read and don't have nightmares!
  3. wdb1124

    wdb1124 The Ayatollah of Rock And Rollah

    One of my favorites. Jud Crandall is one of Mr. King's finest characters, IMHO. Everyone knows an old guy like Jud.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....and the nifty thing about that girl, she was a guy!....
  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Pet Semetary is an unrelenting dance of horror. King messes with you (the reader) numerous times in this novel with a couple of twists.
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  6. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I'll have to watch that movie. Never did see it but recently (about 6 months ago) re-read the novel. It sounds like an interesting movie.
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  7. Whoa!!!
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