Ive seen pet sematary called stephen kings scariest book ever a million times lately. Stephen kings story about a burial site that will bring the dead back to life is creepier and scarier than the book of the same name. Its left me feeling uneasy more than once, which has caused me to feel frightened. The second was a scary incident involving his son owen, who king saved. I hadnt read the book since i was a kid so i figured i was long overdue for a reread. The horror of pet semetary isnt supernatural its the disturbing. Pet sematary has always been one of my favorite stephen king stories. An evaluation of how scary the new pet sematary movie is, based on criteria such as the scariest jason clarke movies, and the scariest stephen king adaptations. Based on what is arguably stephen kings most frightening novel and with a screenplay by the man himself the story follows the creed. While its not excessively heavy on gore, its plenty violent. Riding a wave of recent king adaptations, the 2019 pet sematary is the second attempt to bring kings scariest novel to the big screen.
Louis creed, who moves his family from the midwest to a small town in maine to become head of medical services at the university of maine in orono and later faces the tragic deaths and horrifying rebirths of his toddler son and wife. Stephen kings pet sematary is notorious for being the book that king thought was too scary to be published, and that one idea became its entire marketing campaign when king. Paramounts pet sematary is finally in theaters and its very different from the stephen king book you may remember. Pet sematary is currently scheduled for an april 2019 release in the united states, and shooting will begin this summer in montreal. Im still terrified just thinking about certain scenes from the movie. Pet sematary remake screenwriter jeff buhler promised that the movie is going to be one of the scariest stephen king adaptations in history back in may of this year. Ive never seen the movie, but i basically knew what would happen the entire book. If i had my way about it, i still would not have published pet sematary. Like yeah some of the acting has aged a decent amount, but i would definitely say that most of this movie is still good and still fuckin creepy. Parents need to know that pet sematary is a remake of the 1989 horror movie.
Coming back to the book after nearly 20 years, i was faintly nervous. A fan of king myself, i cant say that pet sematary was on my list of books to read either until. But according to the introduction in the beginning of a new version of pet sematary, written in 2000, the famed horror author said his inspiration from the book is. Matt greenberg is listed as pet sematarys third cowriter, and veteran actor john. Pet sematary published by graciekat on april 22, 2019 there will be spoilers for the original pet sematary and the book as theyre pretty close to each other as far as big events go but the comments on pet sematary 2019 will be spoiler free. Since im on a life long quest to read everything stephen king, i knew i had to grab what was 1. Might even have been the first king novel i read, although i cant swear to that i started with the stories in.
Theres this mythology surrounding pet sematary, that it was too scary to publish is that hype, or was there. In november 20, ps publishing released pet sematary in a limited 30thanniversary edition. We already know that king finds his novel pet sematary to be one of if not the scariest book hes ever written, but to know that king has seen this new version of the classic tale and thinks. See more ideas about pet sematary, pet cemetery and horror movies. What daddys trying to say is that even though the pets body goes in the ground, its. Ive never read horror, but carrie really didnt strike me as very scary. Kings original novel was so scary that he himself actually refused to have it. It was the first king book i ever read and its also the best one ive ever read. In stephen kings pet sematary, a family loses their young son in a tragic accident, only to discover that the nearby pet cemetery has the otherworldly ability to bring anything buried there back. Jason clarke stars in a new movie version of stephen kings pet sematary, and his performance makes things more real and terrifying. The only genuinely scary thing about this pet sematary is the possibility that a couple decades from now, some may convince themselves that it too is a classic. Okay, so, i think his best book ever is the shining.
That book came out of a real hole in my psyche, king says in 2009s haunted heart. Pet sematary, which king calls his most frightening book, focuses on dr. As any fan of the book or movie knows, pet sematary also dealt. Buhler wrote the upcoming syfy series nightflyers, and his pet sematary cowriter is david kajganich, the screenwriter for luca guadagninos remake of dario argentos suspiria. From a big twist that was first given away in one of the movies trailers, to the removal of some big moments from the novel, insider rounds up the most significant changes the new movie makes from the 1983 book. Pet sematary is one of the best stephen king adaptations ever. Pet sematary might make you afraid of cats, and us might make you give rabbits a healthy distance, but i have 20 more creepy animals in books. Haha, you didnt get scared reading pet sematary because its by far the least scary stephen king book out there at least that ive read.
Pet sematary sometimes referred to as stephen kings pet sematary is a 1989 american supernatural horror film and the first adaptation of stephen kings 1983 novel of the same name. That, not cemetaries, cats, or scary shenanigans, is the true horror of stephen kings pet sematary. The last stephen king i read was salems lot in october, so it was definitely time. Based upon a book of the same name by author stephen king, director mary lambert crafted a terrifying new feature film that had audiences thinking twice about the mortality of not only their pets but themselves as well. See more ideas about pet sematary, scary movies and pet cemetery. In this tale, louis jason clarke and rachel creed amy seimetz move to. I thought the movie was great but not all that scary. What is the scariest book youve ever read and what made it scary. King calls pet sematary his scariest book, and i can understand why. The title is a sensational spelling of pet cemetery. The scariest book he ever wrote pet sematary by stephen. The movie, while definitely creepier than the book, somehow managed to be both better and worse than the novel. Pet sematary 1989 originally posted by sonjackcarl. Even if youre not familiar with the book and earlier movie, its clear from just the.
Pet sematary is battling against the fact that the book and the earlier. From a big twist that was first given away in one of the movies trailers, to the removal of some big moments from the novel, insider rounds up the most significant changes the new movie makes. It is super creepy and super shocking where he takes the reader, and his interesting prologue explaining how he came to write this unsettling tale brings a bit of truth to the story. Definitely one of my most defining movies from my childhood. While perfectly serviceable, the film neglects what truly defines the novel. The original story, published in a 1983 book, was built on an incredibly frightening aspect as one would expect from a king novel. Now a major motion picture from paramount pictures starring john lithgow, jason clarke, and amy seimetz.
This is, famously, the book that king himself considers the most frightening he has ever written. Pet sematary director explains more spooky and sad. All the reasons pet sematary is stephen kings scariest novel. Acadia trail, once scary in pet sematary movie, gets new. The first half of pet sematary is full of loud jump scares a truck roaring past is used as a jump scare on several occasions however most of the scares are either heavily telegraphed or rather generic. Even if youre not familiar with the book and earlier movie, its clear from just the trailers that pet sematary is fundamentally a movie about terrible. I saw the current film adaptation of pet sematary last weekend. Directed by mary lambert and written by king, it stars dale midkiff, denise crosby, blaze berdahl, fred gwynne, and miko hughes as gage creed.
The onehourand40minute movie breezes through much of kings book to get to the good stuff. Pet sematary tries to dig deep but maybe shouldve been. For me, so far, pet sematary is the scariest ive ever read and im not even done yet im about 150 pages from being done. It is super creepy and super shocking where he takes the reader, and his interesting. In 1989 the horror world was introduced to the grim and ultradark film, pet sematary. Pet sematary by stephen king meet your next favorite book. The recent release of the second featurefilm adaptation of stephen kings pet sematary has reminded both hardcore and casual fans of the. Basically, with no major spoilers, the plot centers on a young family, the. Louis creed takes a new job and moves his family to. See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 14 jump scares in pet sematary, which has a jump scare rating of 3. The novel was nominated for a world fantasy award for best novel in 1986, and adapted into two films.698 860 533 1251 1072 1542 369 500 312 1007 613 1522 751 84 783 1412 47 392 901 1571 1081 1347 314 1456 166 1439 1558 11 1585 1000 1095 966 734 675 715 1128 411 1168 1407 216