I read Pet Sematary a long time ago as I love most of Steven King, and to be honest, the book scared the crap out of me (which believe me is rare); I saw the movie and although it was good also, the book made more of an impact on me. Steven King sometimes draws out his novels a little too much for me; I like action right through without lots of "down time" and this book fit the bill. I won't waste your time by telling you what the story was about, as … more
This psychological thriller is one of my favorites and few that make a decent movie pick as well. Kathy Bates certainly depicts the character King seeks to describe in his novel. The pages turn quickly and it is a fairly easy read. King does not disappoint.
I have been a long time reader of Mr. King and along with the book IT this is one that truly scared me. In my opinion it is King's scariest work. The thing I fell in love with the most was the depth and the psychology of the entire cast of characters. Read if you are a fan of the horror genre or just great novels in general.
I saw this movie 25 years ago, shortly after my father died, so I was in a emotionally shaky state. I didn't think I was easily shocked --- I'd seen the Exorcist!! -- but this movie was horrifying to me. To actually think about bringing your loved ones back was unimaginable. But to have them come back as monsters was shocking. I later read the book to see if I'd missed something in the movie. But I don't think I did! … more