When Louis Creed & his family move from Chicago into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son--and now an idyllic home. As a family, they've got it all...right down to the friendly cat.
The road in front of their home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs & cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed.
I don't know why I put off reading this book for so long...wait, yes I do—the movie scared the crap out of me! While shopping at a used book store I came across a first-edition copy of Pet Sematary and couldn't snatch it off the shelf quick enough.
There are many elements that make Pet Sematary work so well. Besides being well-written, great character development, wonderful pace, and no plot holes; this novel plays on many fears of the normal every day person. Many parts of this book sent chills down my spine (and that is really saying something from me).
This is one of the best horror books ever written in my opinion (and probably many others as well). If you haven't read this book yet, you are really missing out! Absolutely a MUST read!