Pet Sematary by Stephen King

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In a new edition of a classic from horror's master storyteller, a pet cemetery in the Maine woods hides the horrifying secret of an ancient Indian burial ground from which the dead, animal or human, can be raised. Reissue.
 

About Stephen King

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Stephen King has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit.
 
Published January 1, 1983 by Doubleday. 367 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Arts & Photography, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Still, readers with a taste for the morbid and ghoulish will find unlimited dark, mortality-obsessed atmosphere here--as Dr. Louis Creed arrives in Maine with wife Rachel and their two little kids Ellie and Gage, moving into a semi-rural house not far from the "Pet Sematary": a spot in the woods ...

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Naturally, the cat comes back as a zombie kitty with a very vicious mean streak (had the cat been Siamese, however, no one would have probably noticed!), and things only go from bad to worse as the clueless Louis and his equally oblivious wife lose an even bigger part of their family life: the de...

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Examiner

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Examiner

So, when Church's remains are found run over on the side of the road, Jud takes Louis to the land beyond the Pet Sematary, the land that Victor Pascow forewarned him never to visit.

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Examiner

I was really looking forward to diving into this book;

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AV Club

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One of Stephen King’s darkest novels got an adaptation that’s slightly better than its reputation suggests.

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Stephen King was in the thick of his most prolific and successful period as a writer when Doubleday published Pet Sematary—one of King’s darkest novels—in 1983.

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Common Sense Media

Without the writer's sympathetic, explanatory prose filling in the back story and motivations (and Stephen King as a scriptwriter has never been as strong as Stephen King the novelist), the plotline plods from one rather cheap shock to another, some of them just arbitrary nastiness that have litt...

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Common Sense Media

Also, it is a fairly intense movie, and is not appropriate for younger teens because of frequent bloody violence involving animals, children and more, frequent casual drinking and smoking, and infrequent profanity including at least 1 F-word.

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Jeremy Lynch

While the film could be both horrifying and pack a strong psychological punch, it lacks the subtlety that would make it more effective and the majority of the deaths are more unnerving for the victims than the overall meaning in the tale.

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SciFiNow

The way King builds up the horror in this book is immense, and when the tragic accident to end all tragic accidents happens further into the book hits home, you realise that the lump in your throat has suddenly got bigger and you are covered in sweat by the time you reach the nerve jangling ending.

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Horror News Net

As Jud so eloquently puts it, “Sometimes, death is better.” And when real tragedy strikes the Creed family, the temptation to use that burial ground becomes overwhelming.

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Media Mikes

As Halloween approaches, “Pet Sematary” is one of those films that are a must watch.

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