This Audio Drama follows Doctor Louis Creed as he moves his family to Maine, where he meets a local named Jud Crandall. After the family cat is accidentally killed, Jud Crandall advises the Doctor to bury it in the old pet cemetery. The cat returns to life, its personality changed for the worse. When Louis’ son Gage dies, Louis decides to bury the boy in the same ground despite the warnings of Crandall and Louis’ own visions of a deceased patient.
Pet Sematary was published in 1983, as a fictional exploration of the author’s greatest fear. Stephen King has become a much-beloved American author partly due to his ability to tap into human primal fears. His books are generally focused on the fears that all human beings share. This book delves into the realistic fear of losing a loved one, particularly a child. King found himself so frightened by the story he created with Pet Sematary that he had to be talked into allowing the novel to be published.