Pet Sematary: The History Of The Wendigo | Horror History

  • Published: 09 March 2019
  • The movie version of Pet Sematary left out most of the details about the book's central antagonist: The Wendigo.
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    The history of The Wendigo from Pet Sematary is quite involved and stretches all the way back as far as the 1600s. The 1989 film version of Pet Sematary leaves out any direction mention of The Wendigo, leaving in only a few loose references. The 2019 remake looks to play a bigger part, but has not yet been released at the time of making this video.

    In this video, I'll be covering entire history of the Wendigo from it's introduction in Pet Sematary to the role it may have played in Stephen King's 1999 novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

    I'll be analysing this monster and discussing what it represents in terms of the story, and explaining how it fits into the universe of Stephen King works.

    This will cover some of the similarities and differences between King's Wendigo and the real life legend created by the Algonquin Tribe. We'll also discuss how the Wendigo in the story cursed the Mic Mac burial ground in Ludlow, Maine and how that curse affected people hundreds of years later.

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    --About Pet Sematary--
    They don’t come back the same. Watch the second trailer for Pet Sematary, based on Stephen King's terrifying novel. In theatres April 5, 2019.

    Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

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Comments • 2 022

  • CZsWorld
    CZsWorld   6 months back

    Check out my new theory on Pet Sematary's connection to The Shining:

    • toby rogers
      toby rogers  4 months back

      Oh my god your humor is fuckin great.

    • Pazuzu Deamon
      Pazuzu Deamon  5 months back

      If you are a horror film game then you would know what pennywise gender is.

    • Nub Nub
      Nub Nub  6 months back

      Your profile is bleaches hallow skull

    • rightly Soo
      rightly Soo  6 months back

      CZsWorld that’s not a wendigo. The the looks more like jersey monster. Wendingo are humans possessed by the spirit of hunger and winter. They are human like, and the spirit is depicted as human like. The humans more susceptible to
      Steven king truly know nothing of real wendingos.

    • Brevard Smith
      Brevard Smith  6 months back

      Great Video!

  • AmaterasuWings
    AmaterasuWings  5 hours back

    Using an eating disorder as the butt of a joke is pretty distasteful, you’re better than that my dude :/

    • Angry Joker
      Angry Joker  7 hours back

      WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!!! your name is ZAC MORRIS am i the only one that litlery just notice that

      • Alexander Kim
        Alexander Kim  12 hours back

        Wendigo vs IT

        • Knight Krawler
          Knight Krawler  1 days back

          Build a fence, problem solved.

          • Knight Krawler
            Knight Krawler  1 days back

            The wendigo is very real if you don't believe just go looking for one, you might not like what you find.

            • elsa1942
              elsa1942  3 days back

              Anyone else remember the Wendigo episode of Lost Tapes?

              • Damn it I'm p
                Damn it I'm p  3 days back

                does this wendigo have anything more to do, like a twitter feed or something.

                • TSHWB
                  TSHWB  5 days back

                  I am a Maliseet person and I live around some MiKmaqs and man your jokers were funny af! Loved it 🤣

                  • Skyrim_master360 Gamer 1001

                    This is realy makes sense.

                    • Catspaw
                      Catspaw  6 days back

                      Note to everyone if you move to a place & it's on scared Indian burial ground don't set up house or shop there.

                      • Mingle Dingle
                        Mingle Dingle  7 days back

                        Sometimes dead is


                        • Holly Marble
                          Holly Marble  1 weeks back

                          good with pennywise lol x3

                          • Tivi
                            Tivi  1 weeks back

                            are you a fan of bleach or sumthn

                            • chicken pom
                              chicken pom  1 weeks back

                              Saw this in Westland survival, nearly shat myself...

                              • Katie McHenry
                                Katie McHenry  1 weeks back

                                Like your channel but not okay with bullying Eugenia, seriously disappointed.

                                • Lola Rosa
                                  Lola Rosa  1 weeks back

                                  Sometimes you just gets some facts wrong... when you could have easily found the correct facts.

                                  • Zeta -
                                    Zeta -  2 weeks back

                                    "should've stayed at home and played Apex my man!" ? F

                                    • Lyric Brothers
                                      Lyric Brothers  2 weeks back

                                      That laugh tho

                                      • Bioshock Menolly
                                        Bioshock Menolly  2 weeks back

                                        Saw Wendigo... thought Supernatual.

                                        First thought? Where are the flares?
                                        Second thought: Wendigo are men turned cannibals, usually in the winter months, and transformed by the evil of their deeds.

                                        • Jake Nowell
                                          Jake Nowell  2 weeks back

                                          stenven king copyright jest saying

                                          • The Clone
                                            The Clone  2 weeks back

                                            Ah na I'm mi'kmaq Frick this

                                            • Levi Anderson
                                              Levi Anderson  2 weeks back

                                              you hot - Hailey

                                              • Lonely Lasagna
                                                Lonely Lasagna  2 weeks back

                                                Is this you emo Spider-Man

                                                • Mudkip adhd132 Yo
                                                  Mudkip adhd132 Yo  3 weeks back

                                                  You Laugh you die

                                                  • Rob Roush
                                                    Rob Roush  3 weeks back

                                                    I do love the story of The Wendigo. I also like that Stephen King was fairly respectful to the source material, with regard to the original legend(s) of The Wendigo. #monsters

                                                    • Abraham Lincoln
                                                      Abraham Lincoln  3 weeks back

                                                      you look like an emo version of myself

                                                      • Salvi Almighty
                                                        Salvi Almighty  3 weeks back

                                                        Oof, that Eugenia Cooney joke was super unnescessary :/

                                                        Love your vids, tho!

                                                        • Frankie Richards
                                                          Frankie Richards  3 weeks back

                                                          I did my homework

                                                          • jeffodabear
                                                            jeffodabear  3 weeks back

                                                            I went to school on the Canadian East Coast, the tribes name is pronounced Mik-Maa as far as I understand

                                                            • Ruustic
                                                              Ruustic  3 weeks back

                                                              This is so dope!!

                                                              • Brieann Downs
                                                                Brieann Downs  3 weeks back

                                                                Can you just stay serious and keep it scary I love scary stuff and I find this extremely interesting but you cracking jokes ruins it

                                                                • Jose Garcia
                                                                  Jose Garcia  3 weeks back

                                                                  The same thing

                                                                  • Gary Hall
                                                                    Gary Hall  4 weeks back

                                                                    Stanny B wasn't a boy in the book, unless he was an alcoholic at a really young age

                                                                    • Loreto Bustos
                                                                      Loreto Bustos  4 weeks back

                                                                      Zac Morris is my new crush

                                                                      • F. Zero
                                                                        F. Zero  4 weeks back

                                                                        Capra Demons. Annoying enemies in DS.

                                                                        • Luna Grey
                                                                          Luna Grey  4 weeks back

                                                                          If any of yall want to hear more about the wendigo, I suggest you watch a breakdown of the game Until Dawn. The actual game is about 15 hours long but the game and story about the wendigo are really cool.

                                                                          • samzimmerman
                                                                            samzimmerman  4 weeks back

                                                                            I'm Maine, we pronounce and spell it Micmac. I grew up down the road from the Micmac Motel in York.

                                                                            • Jhiameek Brower
                                                                              Jhiameek Brower  4 weeks back

                                                                              The part about the cat in the hat make me laugh so hard

                                                                              • charlene bridgeman
                                                                                charlene bridgeman  4 weeks back

                                                                                Person I hope doesn't become a wendigo= hannibal lecter

                                                                                • Léo Jamadi
                                                                                  Léo Jamadi  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Like pennywise
                                                                                  Comment wendigo

                                                                                  • Cake Monster Gacha
                                                                                    Cake Monster Gacha  1 months back

                                                                                    Omg I love your laugh 😄

                                                                                    • acidmineprincess
                                                                                      acidmineprincess  1 months back

                                                                                      After I heard your laugh, I had to subscribe to your channel x3

                                                                                      • Brett Hazelton
                                                                                        Brett Hazelton  1 months back

                                                                                        Here's a question...are there any males born after the year 2000 that don't sound like a faggot?

                                                                                        • Beans And Memes
                                                                                          Beans And Memes  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Brett Hazelton here’s a question... is there anyone born before the year 1960 that doesn’t seem like an asshole

                                                                                      • firefin 101
                                                                                        firefin 101  1 months back

                                                                                        That's... That's not ketchup on my burger...

                                                                                        • Regend Alue
                                                                                          Regend Alue  1 months back

                                                                                          The last one might be a skin walker...
                                                                                          They change form (the strange bear)
                                                                                          They take skins to change(missing dear head)
                                                                                          They are tricksters(god of the lost)

                                                                                          • KingNazaru
                                                                                            KingNazaru  1 months back

                                                                                            Brian Griffin is a psychopath , he doesn't need a Wendigo to make him a monster.

                                                                                            • Jazzy Meep
                                                                                              Jazzy Meep  1 months back

                                                                                              That first joke was kinda harsh