Pet Sematary - Stephen King

Pet Sematary

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Horror
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,176 Ratings)


Now a major motion picture! Stephen King’s #1 New York Times bestseller is a “wild, powerful, disturbing” (The Washington Post Book World) classic about evil that exists far beyond the grave—among King’s most iconic and frightening novels.

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here. Those trucks on the road outside the Creed’s beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing…as is evidenced by the makeshift graveyard in the nearby woods where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. Then there are the warnings to Louis both real and from the depths of his nightmares that he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard where another burial ground lures with seductive promises and ungodly temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there—one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes, dead is better


  • Creepy and Suspenseful

    By Treevur
    Before starting this book I was reading other reviews and the author notes on how everyone thought this was King’s scariest book and even he agreed. Although I would not consider this story “scary” but some words I would use to describe it are: Creepy, disturbing, and suspenseful. Even though my intro to this review seems negative, I can say without a doubt that this book is great and the way King is able to create suspense for every plot point is masterful, along with his ability to describe events in vivid detail. King also has a great way of describing two conflicting personalities between the married couple of Rachel dealing with her trauma of death and Louis being a logical/non-emotional type. To finish this review I would say that the epilogue is genius and the way this story ends is really interesting.
  • Better than the movie!

    By MisterC.O.E.
    My Journey to the Dark Tower I recently decided to start reading the Dark Tower series but wanted the full experience so I got some recommendations and compiled a list of books relevant (hopefully!) to the extended lore. This book 4 on that list. A little less of a slow burn than Salem’s Lot. Deals with shame, guilt, loss, mourning, and how the desire to resolve those feelings, combined with help of a spooky graveyard, can make things go from bad to worse real quick. Still no Dark Tower.
  • Still a Favorite

    By Boushey
    Recently re-read and it’s still one of my favorites. Bone-chillingly haunting plot of fantasy mixed with horror.
  • Pet cemetery

    By Jlhrtaylor
    I think the book was great I’m a horror movie addict and I read this book and I love pet cemetery but the second one was very sad
  • Guess what, Stephen King? It IS your scariest book!

    By ES the horror fan
    This was the first book I ever read by Stephen King, as well as being the first adult novel I ever read. The movie was the main motivator; I loved it! The book is better than the 1989 film version, but not by much! Publishers Weekly agreed with Stephen King about this emotional, supernatural horror story: “The most frightening book Stephen King has ever written!” I 💯 agree!
  • Stephen King Greatness

    By Ian🇺🇸
    It is a true Stephen King novel, enough said.
  • A classic.

    By Reckia6
    To me this was the last of Stephen King’s five star novels. Very scary and very readable and enjoyable. Great story. I think both movie adaptations were horrible. Better just to stick with the book.
  • Read it today!

    By jujus papa
    I’ve been a fan of the movie since long ago and the book was even better. Reading it after having watched the movie helped me picture the characters that much more. One of the best books I’ve ever read don’t miss out on this one!
  • Amazing

    By balisticbananaboi
    I’m reading this book rn and it’s LIT and a little scary. 😟 and I’m very close to finishing this book. IT🎈will be next after this😁
  • Ok

    By sleepyja
    This was boring the first 2 parts were boring the movie is better