Among all Stephen King’s novels, Pet Sematary is my favorite. So I told my friend Joel over a conversation about ghosts triggered by the MET photos I posted the other day. If you’re unfamiliar but curious about Pet Sematary, I urge that you read the book and ditch the film altogether which is really a lousy adaptation. The book, for horror story afficionados, is great reading.
Pet Sematary is the story of a doctor, Louis, who moves with his family from Chicago to rural Maine. A friendly neighbor, Jud, takes the family to a walk in the nearby woods where they encounter the “pet sematary” (the misspelling attributed to children having made the sign).
Some time later, Jud’s wife, Norma, suffers a heart attack but survives through the medical help extended by Louis. As a token of gratitude, after the family cat, Church (short for Winston Churchill), is run over by a truck, Jud takes Louis beyond the “pet sematary” to the “real cemetery” — an ancient burial ground of the Native American Micmacs — where Louis buries Church. The next day, Church comes home. But he isn’t like the Church before the accident. He smells funny and acts strangely.
Then, Louis’ young son, Gage, is killed by a speeding truck and Louis brings his corpse to the Micmac burial ground… »