Normal bonding between humans and domesticated animals is healthy and beneficial to species at both ends of the affection equation, but some people and their pets can become pathologically enmeshed. Perhaps keeping a dead dog’s ashes on the mantle, or even having the mutt stuffed and mounted by a taxidermist, are within the bounds of commonly acceptable behavior. But the boy and his dearly departed dog of Pet Sematary Two (1992) clearly take the mourning process beyond the pale. The kid knows that the old Indian burial plot is hallowed and haunted ground. He has heard the tales of animals interred there returning to life to hound and chew hide and hair from the living. Still, the kid insists upon planting his croaked cur in a cursed and temporary grave site. When bowser bounces back, he’s guaranteed not to be on a leash.