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I'm about to piss off a lot of Stephen King fans...


...but did anyone else immediately think of movie adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Semetery seeing the creepy undead little boy at the front door? The vampire segment's ending is pretty similar too that movie too.

I bring this up only because I sort of got the same feeling after watching The Shining. I haven't read the King novel but that movie also had a lot of simliarites to earlier horror films, most notably Burnt Offerings and Hour of the Wolf. Has there ever been any real allegations about plagiarism leveled at him or am I just seeing non-existent patterns?

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Non-existent patterns, I'm afraid. Having only seen the film it's easy to see why you may wonder...but, the novel is one of his finest, written before he'd hit his stride and became somewhat formulaic. And well worth your time, if you care to give it a read.

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Oh, sorry...I was referring to the Shining, not Pet Cemetery.

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No, I didn't think Pet Sematary, but I definitely thought SALEM'S LOT!

The entire sequence of the vampiric little boy saying he's cold and begging to be "let in" was cribbed for Salem's Lot and the Glick boys. There's just too much similarity to be mere coincidence.

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No way. It reminded me of Salem's Lot.


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I thought of Salem's Lot. :) As for King rehashing (the polite form of saying he thieves from older writers) you only have to look at his story "Rainy Season" which is very obviously taking everything from Robert Aickman's "Ringing the Changes", in every way a superior short.

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