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Many USA states that have an aging population pay you to relocate and work there. This is done in an effort to attract new talent to their workforce and add more persons from the Millennial and Generation Z ranges. States like Vermont, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Maryland, Ohio, Minnesota, and Alaska use money as the impetus for migrants. Incentives range from gifting migrants $10,000, like Vermont or paying out oil dividends to residents, (including children) like Alaska.
In the case of Maine, the eastern-most state in the contiguous USA, the drive to attract younger residents is reflected in their policies. Boston Magazinereports that the program called Visit for a Week, Stay for a Lifetime, offers to reimburse visitors all the money spent during their vacation if they decide to relocate to Maine after their holiday is over.
The website also highlights that “the State will reimburse your student loan payments via the Opportunity Maine Tax Credit.” These are probably two reasons why Portland Press Herald reports that more people are migrating to Maine than leaving.
However, if you ever read a Stephen King novel or watched one of the 50 movie adaptations of his work, credited to him by IMDb, moving to Maine may be troubling. Stephen King’s Maine is the place of trepidation, devils, unexplained tragic mysteries and much more. King refers to Maine in approximately 27 of his novels.
The most recent release comes 30 years after the earliest adaptation which aired in 1989 and is equally as unsettling as it’s predecessor. In the most recent Stephen King adaptation, Pet Sematary, a family moves to Ludlow Maine. In the movie, Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), his wife Rachel, (Amy Seimetz) daughter Ellie, (Jeté Laurence) and toddler Gage (Hugo Lavoie) move to their new home. This new abode is eerily located near a very busy truck route where haulage and transporter trucks speed daily. If the proximity to the highway was not ominous enough, both parents in the movie, are plagued by visions of dead people, which should have given them an indication of their impending doom.
The movie, like the book, is filled with death and examines the reluctance mourners experience when dealing with the death of loved ones. It’s hard to accept death and move on. We all want our loved ones to return after they have passed on, King plays on this desire in Pet Sematary and does in his writing what we can’t in real life, he brings them back. However they don’t return as they were in natural life, that’s when the real horror begins. Stephen King admitted that the idea of Pet Sematary came from having a similar experience in Maine sans the loss of loved ones and wendigos. King shared on his website that he began thinking of writing the novel after his daughter’s cat was killed by a passing truck. In early 1979, the King family lived in Orono, Maine in a house that bordered a major truck route which frequently took the life of animals, one of which was his daughter’s cat. In the woods, behind the house, was a cemetery full of buried cats and dogs which was called pet cemetery. The Kings also experienced a jolt of fear when King’s son Owen made a dash to run across the road however, King’s quick intervention stopped him before disaster could strike.
In the 2019 movie Pet Sematary, we see the King family fears and more play out on screen, making Pet Semetary one of the eeriest novels not only for Stephen King’s wife and children but movers to Maine. Check out Pet Sematary 2019 as it was released April 5th, 2019. You can also watch some great classics and new releases by clicking right here.