Originally Posted by Princess Kate
IMHO he was in control till he brought the cat back to life. You ask for help from a wendigo, and you're not going to be able to say "OK, that's enough help now bye"
PS The part where the book describes the guy who was brought back to life by his father back in the 20s or whatever? Some of the scariest stuff I've ever read, how King describes the guy once he was brought back.
Yea, I'd buy that. But even still, it's pretty clearly stated that force, or Wendigo, or whatever the hell, was responsible for the cat's death. That kinda bugs me too, especially towards the end, when it turned into Final Destination type shit, making Jud fall asleep, making Rachel miss the plane, stall the car, etc. Maybe it's just me, but when you have such an uneven playing field, it makes the story less interesting. You knew there was no way that Louis was going to be stopped from burying Gage.
I agree with you on the second part as well, I found that to be the scariest part too. I will say though, I think part of why I found it so creepy was because it was never clear what exactly happened to them once they were buried. There are few suggestions given, and I wish King left it open like that. When Gage came back, and it was the same personality as the other kid (I believe it was the 40's, and the he was killed in the war), it basically just leads me to think it's just a case of them coming back possessed. I liked the ambiguity of the story that Jud told, one of them mentioned that maybe the people who came back had seen something and it had driven them over the edge, or they just came back and were just kind of, wrong. Like the cat was.
But when Gage came back and I found it to be a little too cartoonishly evil.