Often touted as Stephen King’s most frightening novel, Pet Sematary is the next title in the King Renaissance up for a modern adaptation. Join Luke & James as they read the iconic novel leading up to the new movie directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. This episode covers “Part One: The Pet Sematary” of the 3-part novel. In this section, readers are introduced to the Creed family: Louis, Rachel, Ellie, and Gage, as well as their family cat Church. Jud and Norma Crandall are their new neighbors in Ludlow, ME, and their meeting kicks off one of King’s darkest tales.
Topics Include: Connections to the rest of King’s work, the nature of frightening stories, the real-life inspiration for the novel, the purpose of the foreshadowing, the first time the hosts were confronted with death, the things that connect us with past generations, and Luke opens up some about his mother’s death.
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Intro Music: Ross Bugden