For my grandma, Pet Sematary was the book. The last straw. She read it in the 80s but couldn’t finish it. Too scary. She did not finish the book — couldn’t — and did not read another Stephen King novel until the mid-2000s.
In case you don’t believe my grandma’s thoughts of the book, consider King’s. Rumor has it, he didn’t want to publish it — both his wife and a friend determined it too scary, too dark, too bleak to appeal to anyone, and he agreed. He eventually did offer it for publication to fulfill a contract — and his readers loved it.
On April 5, 2019, Pet Sematary returns to the big screen. Between now and then, give the book a read and weigh in. Is it King’s scariest book? And are you excited to see the newest film adaptation?