A slow burn until it reaches its climax, Pet Sematary is a chilling take on the human condition in regards to death, sadness, and it‘s desire to cheat both. Like my prior King reads, the horror story isn‘t nearly as frightening as the prospect of our own human minds.
What remains to be said about a property as well-known as Pet Sematary? From my perspective, this is one of King's more gruesome submissions, wrapped as it is in a saccharine rendition of a loving family. We're made to fall in love with the Creeds ourselves over the course of the book, a love that makes the horrors lurking toward the end that much more horrifying. A special shout-out to Jud, who remains one of King's best side characters. 5/5