In 1983, Doubleday published Pet Sematary. One of Stephen King's shortest novels, Pet Sematary explores the sacrifices people make to keep their family together. It was an immediate hit. The 2019 Pet Sematary film premiered at SXSW to rave reviews and garnered enormously positive critical responses. Releasing nationwide on April 5, 2019, the film promises to provide an unflinching portrayal of fear and mortality.
It builds on the horror of the Creed family's situation, making the reader question their own relationships and how they would react in a similar scenario. It also hints that no one is safe, even in the most idyllic of settings.
Here are the 10 reasons why Pet Sematary will be so terrifying on the big screen.